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Une semaine sur la Syrie, Semaine 16 de 2020

Une semaine sur la Syrie,

Semaine 16 de l’an 2020

Nous continuons inlassablement, grâce à notre infatigable veilleur et archiviste, à offrir à nos lecteurs cette rubrique hebdomadaire composée d’une sélection d’articles, informations, études et rapports glanés sur la semaine qui précède.

« Une sélection d’événements, études, articles et rapports sur la Syrie et la vie des syriens en une semaine, dense et variée, très exhaustive. « 

Sketch from eyewitness photo in Moria camp, Lesbos, by the american artist Marc Nelson.

1– Rapports et Etudes:

– Shabbiha: Paramilitary groups, mass violence and social polarization in #Homs #Syria

-The Transformation of the Iraqi-Syrian Border: From a National to a Regional Frontier , important read by @harith_hasan & Kheder Khaddour:

– Latest Syria Situation Report made with @SyriaDirect is:


-Latest Syria Situation Report made with @SyriaDirect

-Al-Ghab Plain farmers cling to their lands despite obstacles #EnabBaladi #Syria

-Syrie : Idleb, la course contre l’épidémie, ARTE Reportage

-For health workers assisting Syria’s most vulnerable, a single medical center in #Idlib is the only lab – outside of Syrian gov’t control – that can test for #COVID19. That is why we urge @WHO & @UN to equally prioritize communities in NW Syria

-Will #Damascus or HTS be the first to break the ceasefire in Idlib? #Syria

 3-Agir pour Idlib :

#Idleb #Syrie « Nous avons des ressources en matière d’art, de sport, de poésie, de peinture et de littérature, et nous les faisons interagir avec les causes des autres peuples humains », l’artiste Aziz al-Asmar. « en solidarité avec la France et l’Italie »

-With no help forthcoming from the @UN or NGOs, local volunteers in north #Syria have taken it upon themselves to help protect displaced camp residents against the terrible prospect of a #Coronavirus outbreak

-In Syria, puppets show displaced children how to deal with coronavirus

-Les femmes et les hommes de la Défense civile d’Idleb, après avoir secourus les rescapés des bombardements russes, tentent de prévenir la propagation du Covid-19 avec leurs faibles moyens. Un reportage d’Abdulrazzak Maddi pour @arte #Idleb #Syria

4-Coronavirus and  Syria:

-According to the World Bank, $1.6 billion worth of remittances flow into #Syria every year, comprising almost 15 % of nominal GDP… . #Coronavirus reduces remittances and threatens to upend Syria’s economy

-The number of coronavirus cases in Syria is highest in regime-controlled areas with a heavy presence of Iranian forces. Strangely Western media don’t seem keen to mention this…

-Covid-19 crisis in Syria and its economic consequence

-« We are pitifully prepared, and it fills me with abject fear » – a #Syria n doctor writes on how the war-struck country is unprepared for coronavirus.–gv3Jz8J7dx6Iq6KhmRUghIrzIGMdQDWYq_mty2G0Bqx3tVrmSqbPME3d8jaWTMX-JXbdmvHdDjWTGlH_gRF2AYPnFe2AwIZLVqk-jYTcPEK9jygA-hh1GvMuGSrmTy8-uDaozmCrYxiW7qLxkaM22o4sZTGbGoZsqDrg

– ENTRETIEN DE L’ @IiReMMO La #Syrie en guerre face au Covid-19,, avec @alevallois75

5-Aide humanitaire:

-The Syrian American Council Cautions Aid Organizations Against the Weaponization of Aid by the Syrian Regime.

-This project in Syria supports vulnerable farmers & their ability to work safely during the COVID-19 pandemic – interestingly, it is supported by the UK & Russia and started in March 2020

6- Education:

-Schools in northwest #Syria adapt to war and COVID-19 by shifting to digital platforms

7- Refugees:

-The Danger of COVID-19 for Refugees… via @NewYorker

-Turkey Releases Refugees from Quarantine Amid Coronavirus Lockdown.. #Syrie I’m not worried because I’ve nothing to lose anymore, » he said

8- Le régime et la société :

-Etude Russe ! In #Syria, the growing dissatisfaction with the corruption – sociologists

-Iran Obstructs Syrian Regime’s Decision to Isolate the Sayeda Zainab Area… via  @observesyria

-Coronavirus: The Syrian regime’s novel weapon against detainees.

-COVID-19’s just one more surveillance tool for Assad’s Orwellian regime. The Syrian Government Targeting Is Its People With COVID-19 Android Malware.  ‘Del Rosso told Forbes there was a “high probability” the app was the work of the infamous Syrian Electronic Army (SEA), a state-sponsored, pro-Assad hacking group.’

– Coronavirus Raises Tensions Between #Syria n Government, Kurds


-Rather than developing south #Syria economically, having recaptured it militarily, #Assad has reverted to the same old neglect & misgovernance that pushed the region to revolt in the first place, writes @mccoin_haley in @aljumhuriya_eng today

-Two high-ranking officers of #Syria n regime assassinated in Syria’s Daraa

9-Daech: -ISIS is escalating its insurgency in the Syrian desert MEI Insights: ISIS is escalating its insurgency in the Syrian desert | MEI Senior Fellow @Charles_Lister examines how ISIS utilizes Syria’s central desert and why it’s a strategically valuable region

10-Armes Chimiques :

#Assad regime finally acknowledged as chemical attacks culprit »

11-Russie : -«La compagnie russe Wagner entraîne des #Syrie ns pour les envoyer en Libye»… via @courrierarabe

12-France : -Malgré la rupture des relations diplomatiques entre la #France et la #Syrie, 26 élus français ont rendu visite à Bachar al-Assad ou à d’autres proches du régime depuis 2014, selon le décompte exclusif réalisé par Syrie Factuel.

13-Interview :

@omarsouleimane Le dernier Syrien et le desir de liberté. #Syrie

Une émission sur Beur FM autour mon roman Le dernier Syrien. #Flammarion #LedernierSyrien #Beurfm


Le secret de Notre-Dame : les origines #syrie nnes de l’art médiéval français. les recherches montrent comment divers traits architecturaux de ce monument historique peuvent être liés à la Syrie

– Découvrez le compte-rendu d’Annie Satre-Fauriat sur « Sources de l’histoire de Tyr. II. Textes et images de l’Antiquité et du Moyen Âge » pour la revue Syria. Retrouvez le texte sur :

15- Les nouvelles consciences de la société syrienne :

-Germany’s refugees: A tale of three teachers – BBC World Service This is the story of three teachers who all came to Germany from #Syria and wanted to continue teaching in their new home. Mustafa Hammal, Alaa Kassab and Marwa Abdulkadr.

-From war-torn #Raqqa, #Syria to a #COVID19 shuttered USA, this is an incredible story of the trials, tribulations, and hard-won triumphs of one #Syrian-American restauranteur pursuing the American Dream.

-From the battlefields of Syria to a hospital in Chicago: A warzone doctor joins the fight against coronavirus at home. Dr @sahloul is using his vast experience working in Syria’s conflict zones to help the city of Chicago battle the coronavirus pandemic.

100 Faces of the Revolution The faces behind the numbers. A group of excellent activists from around the world have come together to work on this. 100 stories behind the revolution.

– “You are treated equally as a consultant or a doctor”, Syrian filmmaker who is volunteering as a cleaner at his local hospital.

Raqqa: -Meet the only coroner in #Syria’s ‘city of death’… via  @TheNationalUAE

16- Justice :

#Syria The smoking gun that should force Assad to face justice. The international community, having ducked its responsibilities for so long, will at last summon the will to put the regime’s butchers on trial for war crimes. Assad must not be allowed to win

-Every few months, you hear a new story about someone from the al-#Assad clan – good luck telling who’s who. To shed more light on the better-known Assad kin and their roles in #Syria, Karam Shaar Economist and Policy Analyst,  built this interactive family tree in collaboration with activists.

@Bellingcat examines evidence that the Chief of the Armed forces of Syria & Suheil al-Hassan, commander of the “Tiger Forces”, were present in a command post overlooking a city in Syria shortly before it was hit by a chlorine attack.


Le colonel Raslan, bourreau de légende. -Enquête journalistique en trois partie, #Syrie

17-Analyse :

#Syria n War, Rumbling Into 10th Year, Still Has Global Impact

18-EU options dealing Assad regime,

– Germany takes in Afghan, #Syria n refugee children from Greek camp…

19-Témoignage, opinion:

@Elizrael on Syria fieldwork trauma  «That Tremor We Call Trauma. »

Even without direct exposure to violence, emotional stress builds up insidiously to cause rarely-discussed forms of trauma. I’ve been talking to #Syria ns online since 2009. For my contacts, simply being alive means suffering.  « We’re expected to spend our time interacting with traumatized people, provide the insights that only this exposure can yield & then debate these matters calmly with people for whom they are abstractions. » –


The Frightened Ones by Dima Wannous review – love and loneliness in #Syria

-Ceux qui ont peur Dima Wannous #Syrie


-The image can be an act of resistance and testimony that helps to understand the origins and development of the conflict during #Syria ’s most difficult years.


– The Banksy of Syria

23-Les Syriens :

-‘A chance to do something meaningful’: the refugee chefs feeding health workers. Despite facing personal hardship, a team of refugees has been delivering food to hospital staff in Malaysia’s capital during the coronavirus outbreak. #Syria

-Confinement. À Montreuil-Juigné, une famille kurde #syrie nne en mal d’intégration #Confinement #Coronavirus… via @ouestfrance

-Il y aura des maamouls à Pâques chez les arabes chrétiens…