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US, UK and France attack Syrian military bases and chemical research facilities

On September 13 at 9 p.m. (Japan time on October 14 at 14 am), President Trump has made a television address at the White House, and the United States, Britain and France jointly launched a military attack on the Syrian Bashar al-Assad regime We announced it. About the fact that Syria's Assad administration is believed to have carried out a chemical weapons attack on Duma (Douma) in the East Guta district that was controlled by dissidents on April 7, "This massacre is a very terrible administration It shows that the pattern of chemical weapons use has been highly escalated. " President Trump said, "I ordered the US military to commence a precision attack targeting Syrian dictator Bashar Asad's chemical weapons," and furthermore, "We are on a strategy in line with the French and British forces I am grateful to both countries. " Secretary of Defense Matisse said, "We sent an obvious message to Asado" on the Defense Department's attack on Syria's Assad regime. Mr. Matisse said, "When the Syrian civil war ended by the Geneva peace process that is supported by the United Nations (UN), it is time for all civilized nations to be promptly united", and there is no report of damages by the US military, and further I made it clear that the attack was not planned. US, British and French military attack on Syria, President of Trump (AFP BB News) Trump: US, allied strikes aimed at Syria's chemical weapons (AP)

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Mr. Najem (15 years old) tells the devastation of Syria · East Guta area

In the Syria where the civil war continues, the East Guta area near Damascus, the capital city, is under attack by government troops as a dissident region of dissidents. A 15-year-old boy living in the same district publishes videos on its social media reporting the local devastation by herself. The purpose is to record what is going on in Syria and tell the world. Muhammad Nazem (Muhammad najem) who lives in the East Guta area publishes videos of the bombed city on Twitter and YouTube with self-portrait video. "Because of the Asado administration and bombing by Russia (to support it), the children of Guta are dying every day." In another movie, Nagem, who stood on the roof of the building in the echo of the explosion in the distance, is complaining that "your silence will kill us." Nagem emphasized on CNN's interview that "people should know all that is happening in Syria." "I want to continue my studies, I want to become a reporter when I grow up." muhammad najem (Twitter) muhammad najem (YouTube Channel) On February 24 (Saturday), the United Nations Security Council delivered humanitarian assistance to Syria, and in order to carry heavy sick people and injured in Tohnoguta, 30 I resolved a humanitarian cease-fire for days. We requested all parties to stop the military conflict for at least 30 days without delay in adopting the resolution. However, according to Zide Raad Al Hussain, the United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights, the air strikes to the East Guta area are still continuing on the morning of 26th. The Syrian teenager tweeting the horror of life in Ghouta (The Guardian) Syria: casualties in the East Guta area, over 1500 people after the 18th (2/22 doctors without mediation) Syria East Gutta related news (Google News search list )

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Syrian civil war and the location of the Kurdish · Rojava (Rojava)

The de facto autonomous district spreading from the northern to the northeast of Syria by the Kurds, "Rojava" consists of three nonadjacent administrative divisions, from the east to Jazira, Kobani, Afrin, is. The Democratic Unity Party (PYD) of the Kurdish nationalist organization led by Rodjava, aiming to withdraw from the Syrian-Asad regime before the "Arab Spring" spreads to Syria, while protecting the inhabitants from repression, the People's Defense Forces (YPG) and female defense force (YPJ) (see: Rogya Revolution) On January 20, Turkey of neighboring country suddenly began invading Syria's Afrin across the border. We launched "Olive Branch" strategy that attacks the Syrian Democratic Force (SDF) with the Kurdish forces' People's Defense Forces (YPG) as its core. The Turkish domestic Kurdistan workers' party: PKK requires isolation from Turkey, and the Turkish government has cracked down this as a "terrorist". Turkey positions YPG associated with PKK as a "terrorist". Turkey had been attacking not only the IS but also the Kurdish forces for a long time, but now that the prospects for IS measures are in place, Turkey has embarked on the elimination of the Kurdish forces as the next threat. Invasion of Syria in Turkey (Google News Search List) Visit Angie and Syrian refugee camps and call for resolving the civil war again (AFPBB News) In Syria, the Assad regime + Russia + Iran's coalition dominates the majority of the population and more than half of the country doing. However, Eastern Derisol with its abundant petroleum resources and the main agricultural zone are held by Kurdish Syrian Democratic Army + United Nations. And the Union of Turkey + Sunni armed groups (including extreme "Jihad") dominates the North West mainly. President Erdogan of NATO member Turkey expressed his intention to attack Manbiji in northern Syria. If you really do, there will definitely be conflicts of interest with the United States. The world's largest ethnic Kurds who do not have a state need the backing of the United States, but they maintain a certain relationship with Russia and the Asad regime. Syria, which has created the largest refugees since World War II, even after the IS has declined its forces, the situation where peace is difficult continues. Turkey invades Syria and Kurds are truncated (2018.01.24 Aoyama Hiroyuki / Newsweek) Kurds aiming to establish 'state nation within' in Syria, trying to abandon America (2017.08.19 Aoyama Hiroyuki / Newsweek) Kurdish forces Under the control of the Syria government (under the control of the Assad administration) under the control of the IS under the control of the Al-Nusla Front under the control of the Syria government (Rogya) Syria government Below * Syrian Civil War detailed map Although Mr. Erdogan was talking initially as "finished in a short period of time", the attack on Afrin did not show significant progress due to bad weather and the resistance of the Kurdish forces, Longer confusion is an inevitable situation if you expand. According to the Syrian human rights monitoring group (London), 38 civilians have died in Afrin so far. 111 Pyu and 111 Turkish combatants are killed in battle. Kurdish female combatant 'bodies insult' image's shock ── What the "martyr" brings to the Kurds and Syria (Akiji Rokuji / Newsweek) Syrian peace in despair goes to a new battle (Jonathan Spier / Newsweek) Security Council and Emergency Meeting with Syrian Problem Turkey's transboundary strategy is not condemned (1/22 Nihon Keizai Shimbun)

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MIYAVI becomes Japan's first UNHCR goodwill ambassador

The United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) announced that Miyavi (real name: Takaaki Ishihara), a musician, will be appointed as the first UNHCR goodwill ambassador for the Japanese. The chance of encountering with UNHCR is appearance to the 2014 American movie Unbroken (Nomination: the indomitable man Ambroken) who was directed by Angelina Jolie UNHCR envoy. Through exchanges with the Jolly Envoy, I was interested in the status of refugees and the activities of UNHCR and said that they began to think about what they can do for themselves. What is born is a song "The Others" that has a thought for solving refugee problems. In May 2015, I visited Lebanon with "The Others" and faced with the severe present situation of refugee camp for the first time, I exchanged music with refugees and local children with guitar as one hand . The situation at that time was included in the music video directed by Angelina Jolie and MIYAVI and called for a big reaction. From the special envoy of Angelina Jolie, "MIYAVI has deeply involved refugee problems, presented compassion and understanding to refugee people, delivered a wonderful gift of music, MYAVI interacts with them, expressing it by music I am very moved by the way I share my passion and I am very happy to be inaugurated as UNHCR Goodwill Ambassador for this time and I am looking forward to working together from now on. " Following this appointment, MIYAVI believes that everyone who lives in this world should have the right to hold hope and have a smiley life.I believe there is something you can do through music to realize that That is my role, I am still studying, I am fortunate to learn with you, think about what we can do together and challenge. " MIYAVI, as UNHCR Goodwill Ambassador (11/17, 2017 Press Release / UNHCR) The UNHCR Association is a Japanese version of the website Searching for Syria (Syrian Penetrating Search) that covers the actual situation about the Syrian refugee crisis under the cooperation of Google Opened. #WithRefugees # Would you agree with the campaign with refugees? By September 2018 the signature of 5 million people in the world is needed! Up to now, 1,562,369 people signed it. (As of August 31, 2017)

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Liberation of Islamic state (IS) capital Rakka, Syrian Democratic Army (SDF)

On 17th October, the Union force Syrian Democratic Force (SDF), which is based on the military organization of minority Kurds, controlled and released the North Rakka (Raqqa), which the extremist group Islamic State (IS) called the capital I announced. The Syrian Democratic Army is formed mainly on Kurdish People's Defense Force (Kurdish People's Protection Units, YPG) on Syrian October 12, 2015, under the Syrian civil war (civil war). The Syrian Democratic Army does not positively attack the Syrian government army, but receives preferential assistance from air strikes and supply of weapons from the United States, so other dissidents have disagreements. SDF has been taking full advantage of the military support of the coalition of coalition led by the U.S. military in June this year. IS resists the inhabitants as "human shields". According to the British anti-government NGO "Syrian Human Rights Monitoring Team", more than 1,000 inhabitants have been killed by collaboration since June. Also, there is also a lot of damage by a coalition bombing. Rakka is suppressed by Syrian dissidents in March 2013. This was suppressed by the predecessor organization of IS to the beginning of 2014, then it was called the "capital". After that, it became a major base where IS followers gather from the world. Muslim Organization Islamic State (IS) aimed to realize a pseudo-state caliph (a successor to the Prophet Muhammad) based on its own Muslim interpretation, but the majority of the IS controlled area was suppressed and the IS The capital Rakka will also fall and the realization of the "state" will be completed. Official statement on Raqqa to be made after mop-up operations (YPG) YPG (Facebook) Capital of IS IS Rakka related news (Google News search)

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Chemical weapons are used in Syria and civilians as well

United Nations ambassador to the United Nikki Haly said at a urgent meeting of the UN Security Council, "I can not turn my eyes away from this picture" with a picture of an infant laying down, and the military action by the United States alone is also abandoned I showed no determination. US President Donald Trumph condemned the Assad administration as "a number of lines" and said, "My way of thinking against Syria and the Assad administration has changed a lot." In Syria, chemical weapons have also been used for civilians, and 70 people and hundreds have been treated for deaths so far. Many children are being sacrificed. Idolive province in northwestern Syria is a dominant territory of rebels that continues civil war with the Asad regime for six years. European countries and the United States accused the Assad administration as soon, but the Asado administration condemns anti-government forces. Chemical weapons have been used frequently in Syria. In August 2013, there are attacks using sarin at the outskirts of Damascus in the capital, hundreds of civilians are dying. At this time, all chemical weapons were supposed to have been destroyed under the supervision of OPCW = chemical weapons banning agency, but have they kept secret? The three countries, the United States, the UK and France, raised a resolution by the UN Security Council to condemn the use of chemical weapons. We have included content that obliges Syria to cooperate with the International Study Team. However, the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Russia has rejected this as being "unacceptable" based on "fake information". According to Interfax, Russian Foreign Minister for Foreign Affairs Russia showed that Russia would exercise veto if the resolutions were resolved as it was. Trump and Syria chemical weapons "I have crossed a line of several" Syria: Syria Chemical Attack: Here's What Happened (TIMESVIDEO) Syria: With a bombardment against Idolib County,

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Documentary movie "The sea is burning (Fuocoammare)"

Director Jean Franco Rosie "The sea is burning - the smallest island in Italy" is a documentary film set on the island of Lampedusa, the southernmost tip of Italy, closest to the continent of Africa. On this island where a 12-year old boy Samuel was born, there is another face he does not know. It is a face as a gateway to many refugees / immigrants who cross the Mediterranean by living from Africa and the Middle East and aim for Europe. A boy who plays innocently in the nature of the island Samuel's smile, tears of refugees who came to the island after a tough sea trip. There is death in a small island, and there is life. Each story drawn with a beautifully poetful image is a quiet shocking work shaking his mind dramatically. Director Jean Franco Rosi moved to the island, and over the course of a year and a half it was a warm, cool look, documenting the "true figure" of the island. In addition to not only winning the highest prize of the world's three biggest festivals in successive films, Rosi has achieved a great achievement of winning the first highest award in documentary movies at "Berlin" "Venice". Jury's chief Meryl Streep is strongly supportive of this work "We need a movie that is necessary for us living in modern times, so that this movie will be made available all over the world". · The 66th Berlin International Film Festival Golden Bear Prize (Grand Prize) · The 89th Academy Awards Foreign Language Film Award Italy representative "The sea is burning - a small island in the southernmost tip of Italy ~" is February 11, 2017 (Saturday, Sunday) from Bunkamura Le Cinema et al. Movie "The sea is burning ~ Small island in the southernmost tip of Italy ~" (official website) Fuocoammare (2016) (IMDb) Rating: 7.0 -FIRE AT SEA-

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Aleppo continues attack, destruction and humanitarian crisis getting worse

Civil war in Syria that began in Syria from 26th January 2011. In September, although the ceasefire was once held, battle is intensifying again. Especially intense is the battle over Aleppo, the largest city in northern Syria. The Assad Administration strengthens the bombing against the reigning territory of the rebel faction. More than 300 people were sacrificed even in these two weeks alone. Approximately one-third of this was a child. The city of Aleppo is dominated mainly by the Asad regime where Russia supports the western region. And the rebel factions supported by the United States etc dominate the devastated eastern part (YouTube movie). Asado administration strengthened the offensive since last month, and completely surrounds the eastern area dominated by rebels. I will continue fierce bombing every day to try to control at once. I feel a sense of hopelessness in the propaganda video of Western Aleppo (9/30 public / Facebook) produced by the Ministry of Tourism of Syria. There are more than 270,000 people remaining in the surrounded eastern area. Most of them are general citizens, humanitarian crisis is getting worse. Even the hospital has become the target of the bombing, and the medical system is standing in the edge of collapse. UN trucks carrying humanitarian relief supplies have also been attacked, and little assistance has been received. "Doctors Without Borders" requires Russia and the Syrian government to stop indiscriminate bombing right away so as not to give such unprepared civilians such suffering. The United Nations warned that Eastern Aleppo, estimated to have 275,000 people estimated, may be "completely destroyed" in about two months. Featuring: Aleppo's humanitarian crisis that becomes serious The civilian humanitarian crisis (10/3 NHK) The Syrian government and its allied forces stop the indiscriminate bombing to Aleppo (9/30 Medical Doctors without Borders) A tale of two cities: satellite images show contrasting fortunes of Aleppo's citizens (10/6 The Guardian) Aleppo related articles (Google News Search) Ministry of Tourism - Syria (Website) Syrian Minister of Tourism (Facebook) English

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A deserted Yazidi woman Nadia Murad to the UN Goodwill Ambassador

On September 16, a Jedi Madad Murad Basee Taha (23 years old), a Yazidi who was trafficked as a sex slave in 2014 as a sex slave by Militant Muslim Islamic State (ISIS), 23 years old, I became a goodwill ambassador of UNODC. As a UNODC goodwill ambassador is the first survivor of atrocities, Nadia wants to encourage many people including supporters, to keep the dignity of trafficked victims and to give hope to the Jedi community I will. Then, I decided to take office to clarify the sexual slandification and criminal acts of ISIS. Mr. Nadia was born and raised in a quiet rural area of ​​Iraq with many relatives and dreamed of a makeup artist. Six of nine brothers and sisters were executed on the spot by August 3, 2014 August 3 raids, Nadia and two sisters were kidnapped with thousands of men and women as slaves and successfully escaped miraculously It was. Nadia Murad (Website) Official website Nadia Murad (@ Nadia MuradBasee) (Twitter) In the Yajidi community, rape is shamed and the fear of retaliation against women and girls who have revealed sexual violence is fewer than the victim himself Activists of the Yajidi are watching that it is number of accusations by. Please see the interview survey (with video) by HRW (Human Rights Watch). Iraq: Kurdish minority sects are compelled to marry and convert (10/12, 2014 HRW) - Cruel treatment of prisoners of "Islamic countries" conveyed by victims and witnesses - Mr. Nadia at the United Nations headquarters He trembles his voice occasionally and is calling on countries that joined the United Nations to accept the rescue of the Yazidi who now has over 3,200 people, as well as victims of genocide (collective killing) and trafficking as refugees. Nadia Murad Basee Taha (ISIL victim) on Trafficking of persons in situations of Read more

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A splendid death of a beautiful Kurdish women soldier

Asia Ramazan Antar (Asia Ramazan Antar), a 20-year-old Kurdish female soldier who has been picked up in media around the world, has reportedly killed this battle at the front line of the Kurdish front this month by a battle . Mr. Antar was killed in an explosion and died as it was trying to prevent attack by a suicide bomber by ISIS at the front line of the Kurdo front. Mr. Antar is a Kurdish female soldier who joined the Kyrdish People's Protection Unit (YPG) since 2014 and photographs holding a machine gun posted on Facebook (YPG) attract attention, , Angelina Jolie (actress) of the Kurdish forces was gaining popularity. This video is talked by superiors, parents and friends, with video, photos of her, photographs and funeral appearances. YPG -People's Protection Units- (Flickr) A beautiful soldier with an advertising tower of the Kurdish forces, attracted attention in the battle with ISIS (Business Newsline) Islamic State are afraid to see women with guns (BBC News) 10 Ceylan Ozalp (19 years old) of Kurdish female soldier of the generation is surrounded by ISIS on September 29, 2014, is isolated and ammunition runs out, fearing to live and get caught by ISIS, wirelessly "farewells" I told him to commit suicide with a handgun that left bullets. Ceylan Ozalp (Facebook) A lot of her photos posted Syria: 19-Year-Old Read more

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The Rio Olympics, the first refugee team in history and Yusura's dream

The Rio Olympic refugees' team is a mixed team of multiple regions consisting of athletes who can not participate as refugees and homeland at the Rio de Janeiro Olympic Games. The IOC code is ROT (Refugee Olympic Team). There are 10 refugee teams in history, the origins of which varies from Syria, the Democratic Republic of Congo, Ethiopia, South Sudan, and so forth, and escaped to other countries due to civil war and political unrest. Eight of them are refugees living in Kenya, Belgium, Germany and Luxembourg but Yolande Mabica and Popere Misenga players from the Democratic Republic of Congo who participated in judo were refugees who were recognized as refugees from the Brazilian government and living in Brazil . Yusla Mardini (18), the youngest refugee team, is from Syria, "I want to tell refugees around the world that my dreams can be fulfilled" Even if I face difficulties, I think the importance of proceeding If you learn from our story, "he says. Although I could not win a prize at this round of the Rio Olympics, it is wonderful just to enter the Olympic Games. And they are no doubt that refugee teams are the hope of people all over the world. Mr. Yusura in his teens has three dreams. 1, to have borders with refugees. 2, to win medals at the Olympic Games. 3, Peace will come again to your home. I am already working on training in Berlin, Germany, with a view of TOKYO 2020. We support "Yusura's dream". Refugee Olympic Team (Facebook) Yusra Mardini (Facebook) Yusla Mardini Yusla Mardini (Google search) 100m Butterfly 40th / 100m Freestyle 45th To honor the first refugee team in Olympic history, Rio de Janeiro's street artists Everyone, made 10 faces a giant wall painting. It is wonderful (^ ^) Syrian refugees looking at the Yusla Story Rio Olympics (UNHCR Japan)

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Five-year-old bloody boy with a close look at the front

Syria's 5-year old boy image sitting in an ambulance chair and staring beside with a bloody face shocks the world. Omulan · Daknis (5 years old), whose whole body is covered in gray by the bombing and whose head is full of blood. I wear a T - shirt of an animated character who can not tell, I just look at one point in the distance, I will not cry at shock. I touched my forehead, rubbed the blood on the seat, and I am embarrassed. Aleppo Media Center (AMC), a media group resisting Syria's Bashar Asad regime, released a video on the Internet on 17th. Omoran was at home in Aleppo in northern Syria with six families, including parents and brothers, when they received an air strike which is supposed to be caused by government forces. Omoran was rescued about 5 hours from the rubble and put on an ambulance. Syria's civil war broke out six years ago. Aleppo, a base for rebels, has turned into a fierce battle ground due to Syrian Army and Russian troops in Assad's rebirth. Citizens can not escape by being surrounded by Asad administrative forces, and a lot of casualties are appearing with collateral. It rescued is a volunteer organization "White Helmet" by a non-armed neutral general citizen. Omoran was brought to the hospital afterwards and received treatment, and it was taken over to the relative 's house two hours later. My parents were also injured and brought to another facility, but my life was saved. More than 300,000 people have lost their lives in Syria's civil war, and millions who have escaped the war have become refugees in the country and neighboring countries. 【Movie】 Hell and hero projected by the bloody boy image (Newsweek) The appearance of an ambulance boy striking the world with the devastation of Aleppo (Human Rights Watch)

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