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Syria Crisis: Violence Rises, cease-fire under threat  

Edited by Nelly T. A rebel shelling targeted Syria’s largest city this weekend killing ten children, the U.N. had warned of “desperate” condition inside a war-ravaged Palestinian refugee camp in Damascus. Despite the enduring peace negotiations the unsteady cease-fire that was put in place has unraveled in the north where violence highlights the fragility of the situation. On Sunday a ...

POPE BRINGS 12 SYRIANS MUSLIMS REFUGEES WITH HIM TO VATICAN,ROME AFTER HIS VISIT TO GREECE

WRITTEN BY KALAHAN DENG The Vatican confirmed that the Pope is returning home with dozen Muslims refugees families who were in detention centre in Lesbos, Greece. The Catholics Pope set a perfect example by taking with him to Vatican 3 Muslim families who lost hope of being deported back to Turkey. Further, Pope signed a declaration calling the international community ...

Syria Crisis: Peace talks reopened

Edited by Nelly T. A new round of peace talks has been opened by UN Syria emissary Staffan de Mistura who aims to renew pledges already made to uphold a truce he described had been shaken by a serious incident but “not a bushfire”. de Minstura said on Wednesday “in spite of the several and serious incidents, the cessation of ...

Syria Conflict: Bleak Outlook for UN Peace Talks

Edited by Nelly T. Violence is escalating in Syria, which is raising concerns from various nations including the United States whose ambassador to the United Nations is urging Russia and other countries with influence to persuade the Syrian government to honor the cease-fire. France and Iran have echoed this warning saying the current escalation of violence near the city of ...

IS takes back town of al-Rai

Edited by Nelly T. Al-Rai, a key supply route into IS-held territory in Aleppo province, broke out in intense fighting early Monday morning and was overrun soon after, reported the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights. Rebels fighting under the banner of the Free Syrian Army (FSA) had claimed the town last week during a conflict with IS. In recent months ...

21 Christians killed by IS in Syria

Edited by Nelly T. Reports have claimed Islamic State militants have stormed the town of al-Qaryatain and killed around 21 Syrian Christians. Russian backed Syrian forces and their allies reclaimed the town earlier this week. Up to 300 Christians remained in the city after Islamic State captured it last August, head of Syrian Orthodox Church said. Patriarch Ignatius Aphrem II ...

ISIS stages mass abduction

Edited by Nelly T. 300 cement workers and contractors in an area north-east of Damascus have been abducted by Islamic State militants as reported by Syrian state television. The mass abduction supposedly took place on Thursday in Dumeir, an area where militants launched a surprise attack against government forces earlier this week. A source in the company was quoted saying ...

Al-Qaeda shoots down Syrian Plane

Edited by Nelly T. A rebel source and monitoring group have both confirmed the survival of one crew member after Al-Qaeda shot down a government war plane over the town of Al-Ei’s in northern Syria on Tuesday. The rebel source supposed it was possible that Al-Qaeda’s Syria partner “Al-Nusra Front shot down the plane and took the pilot,” before mentioning ...

Airstrike kills al-Nusra Leader

Edited by Nelly T. The Syrian Observatory for Human Rights has confirmed reports of the death of Abu Firas, as known as “the Syrian”, on Sunday during an air raid in the rebel occupied province of Idlib. The monitoring group said that the Russian or Syrian air raid on a village north-west of the city has resulted in the demise ...

THE CITY OF PALMYRA AND ISIS MILITANTS

WRITTEN BY KALAHAN DENG Syrian government forces (with a little help from Russia) battled for and recaptured the ancient city of Palmyra from the grip of ISIS this weekend. The retaking of the city, a UNESCO World Heritage site that brims with ancient artefacts dating back to the Roman Empire, is a big strategic and moral victory for Bashar al-Assad’s ...