The family of South African photojournalist, Shiraaz Mahomed, have broken their silence over a video showing Mahomed in captivity.
Gift of the Givers has said that it had received clear proof that journalist Shiraaz Mahomed, who was abducted in the vicinity of Gift of the Givers Ar Rahma Hospital in Darkoush, Syria, was alive. He was abducted on January 10, 2017.
Two-day talks on Syria backed by Iran, Russia and Turkey concluded in Kazakhstan Friday without notable progress on forming a constitutional committee to drive a political settlement in the war-wracked country.
Intensive US-led coalition bombardment on the Syrian city of Raqa killed more than 1,600 civilians over four months in 2017, according to a report released on Thursday.
A powerful explosion Wednesday killed 15 people including more than a dozen civilians in jihadist-held northwest Syria, a war monitor said, as rescuers searched for people trapped under the rubble.