Amnesty International said last month that Russia had “directly attacked” civilians in opposition-held areas before falsifying evidence to escape blame for possible war crimes.In some cases, dates have been changed on satellite imagery to imply that areas have not been bombed.
Fatimah, who was three months pregnant, suffered a miscarriage and internal bleeding, leaving her in critical condition and on life support. Zaher Sahloul, Fatimah's critical care doctor, uses his patient's story to illustrate how the conflict in Syria is crippling maternal healthcare, with thousands of women suffering as warplanes systematically wipe out medical facilities, and blockades leave hospitals with almost no equipment or resources.
Sahloul, a Syrian-American trauma specialist, and Chicago-based pediatrician John Kahler, arrived in war-torn east Aleppo last year as members of the medical charity Syrian American Medical Society.
Under cover of Russian air power, Mr Assad’s forces have made progress around the second city of Aleppo and in southern Syria where Western-backed forces have held out for four years.
Last week, government troops also recaptured Salma, a town that held out for three years as a rare rebel stronghold in the regime bastion of coastal Latakia province.
He arrived in time to watch a third round of bombing decimate his family.
The White Helmets rushed Fatimah and 9-year-old Mammoud to the hospital, but Mammoud's twin brother, Abdo, and their 3-year-old sister, Eilaf, were found dead beneath the rubble.The Russian-dominated status quo is not significantly affected, and there isn’t an early prospect of it so being.Nationof Change is a nonprofit organization that provides an online magazine, daily newsletter, and activist platform – all free to the public.One of Bashar al-Assad’s staunchest allies, Russia began air strikes on the government’s behalf at the end of September.Territorial gains have been limited but experts say Moscow has achieved its primary aim of shoring up the regime’s north-west heartland in the face of rebel advances.The popular rock group Kombinatsiya summed up in endearing, if flawed, English what was most on Russian girls' minds: "American boy, American joy. " Russian women gained a name for going weak in the knees for anyone from the West.