The Syrian government and affiliated militias tortured, killed and kidnapped Syrian refugees who returned home willingly from Lebanon and Jordan, a Human Rights Watch report has found. Refugees who attempted to return faced death and torture in regime-held areas, where most of the fighting has stopped after 10 years of war.
A third tanker has sailed from Iran carrying Iranian fuel for distribution in Lebanon, TankerTrackers.com reported on Twitter on Sunday. Lebanese Prime Minister Najib Mikati said Friday the Iranian fuel shipments, imported by Hezbollah, constitute a breach of Lebanon's sovereignty.
The U.N. Commission of Inquiry on Syria said the overall situation was increasingly bleak, noting hostilities in several areas of the fractured country, its collapsing economy, drying riverbeds and increased attacks by Islamic State militants.