Reunions, however, have seldom occurred, according to the aid organization.International Committee of the Red Cross President Peter Maurer told journalists at the United Nations late Wednesday that the organization had received some 13,000 tracing requests from Syrians over the past six months, compared to only 30 to 50 per month in the early years of the Syrian war.
After dealing with up to 50 requests for missing Syrians, the Red Cross has said thousands more people have sought its help in recent months.
Maurer said the ICRC has also been "slightly more pro-active" on the issue of missing Syrians.
It's not the first time the Jewish state struck at Iran in Syria, but with Russia's mounting involvement there this week's action was seen as jeopardizing its relations with the Vladimir Putin regime.
As for successful reunifications, Maurer said "numbers are in the tens to fifties".
Russian General Staff Colonel General Sergei Rudskoi said on April 25 that Moscow will supply Syria with "new missile defense systems soon", though he did not specify the type of weapons. Syria, which destroyed all of its chemical stockpiles in 2013 and 2014 under global supervision, has denied the claims, while Moscow provided evidence that the Douma attack was actually fabricated. However, they managed to track down the people who had taken part in the shooting of the footage, which the White Helmets passed off later as confirmation of the alleged use of a chemical warfare agent. It was also recommended that such a briefing take place once the fact-finding mission has completed its work.
On April 14, US President Donald Trump along with his French counterpart, Emmanuel Macron, and British Prime Minister Theresa May authorized a joint missile attack against alleged chemical weapons manufacturing sites inside Syria.
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Husari told The Associated Press on Wednesday that Mayasa was involved in the production of the movie and was detained by security forces days after the attack, when the Douma rebels surrendered the town to Russian military police.
The watchdog is not mandated to apportion blame for the attack.
"My best guess is that by the end of the day we will have heard pledges for 2018 of $4.4 billion", Mark Lowcock, the head of UNOCHA, told a news conference.
Britain announced $630 million for 2018 and another $418 million for 2019, while Germany said it would donate $1.218 billion and the European Union pledged some $791.8 million.
The OPCW, which has sent a team of inspectors to Syria to investigate the alleged attack, had no immediate comment. Faisal Mekdad, Syria's deputy foreign minister, said on Monday that his country is "fully ready" to cooperate with the fact-finding mission from the Organization for the Prohibition of Chemical Weapons that's in Syria to investigate the alleged chemical attack that triggered US -led airstrikes. Britain vehemently denied the Russian accusation. Russia's bases in the country have elements of each system, but so far Moscow has not attempted to stop USA airstrikes on its ally. Previous reports had said Moscow could supply Damascus with the S-300 system, a development that has troubled Israeli officials as the surface-to-air missile can lock onto targets deep inside Israeli airspace.
Top officials in Russian Federation said it might reconsider its pledge a decade ago not to provide Syria with the S-300 system.
With fighting still raging and the northern rebel-held province of Idlib in danger of becoming a new crisis zone, European Union foreign policy chief Federica Mogherini urged Russia, Iran and Turkey to use their influence in Damascus, saying they have a "special responsibility" to establish a cease-fire and to press Assad to return to the negotiating table.