#Syria

  • Pope ‘deeply disturbed’ by lack of common response to Syria

    VATICAN CITY –  Pope Francis told the faithful in St. Peter’s Square that he is “deeply disturbed” by the international community’s failure to come up with a common response to the crisis in Syria and other parts of the world. “Despite the tools available to the international community, it...
  • President Trump threatens Syria strike, cancels summit travel

    After threatening a military strike against Syria, President Donald Trump on Tuesday cancelled plans to travel to South America later this week, choosing to stay in the United States to manage the response to an apparent chemical weapons attack. White House spokeswoman Sarah Huckabee Sanders said Tuesday that Trump...
  • Russia now stating five Russian citizens were killed by US airstrikes

    Russia’s Foreign Ministry said Thursday that five Russian citizens were killed by a U.S. strike in Syria on Feb. 7, the first government confirmation from Moscow or Washington of Russian nationals being killed by U.S. military action on the complicated Syrian battlefield. Russian and U.S. news organizations reported earlier this week that...
  • Syria Christians hold first prayer in years in ravaged Deir Ezzor church

    A solemn group of Christians held their first prayer service in years on Saturday in the ravaged church of St Mary in Syria’s eastern Deir Ezzor city. Stones, strips of wire, papers and remnants of rockets were strewn across the church floor, and bright sunlight streamed in from the...
  • Report: City of Raqqa, a Syrian city has been liberated from Islamic State

    The city of Raqqa has been completely liberated from the Islamic State after a four-month battle, a U.S.-backed force and the the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights monitoring group said Tuesday. Brig. Gen. Talal Sillo, a commander with the Kurdish forces fighting the extremists, told The Associated Press that the clashes in the city had ended....
  • US traitor fighting for ISIS surrenders to American troops in Syria!

    A U.S. citizen fighting for ISIS surrendered to American-backed forces in Syria this week, according to the Pentagon. The individual, who surrendered to Syrian Democratic Forces (SDF) on or around September 12th, has since been turned over to U.S. forces, said Eric Pahon, Department of Defense spokesperson. “The U.S....
  • U.N. Panel Faults Syria’s Military for Chemical Attack

    GENEVA — United Nations investigators added their voices on Wednesday to a mountain of evidence of the Syrian military’s responsibility for a chemical attack on a rebel-held town five months ago that left villagers foaming at the mouth and gasping for breath. A United Nations Commission of Inquiry monitoring...
  • Clooneys to help 3,000 Syrian children in Lebanon

    United Nations (United States) (AFP) – George and Amal Clooney plan to help nearly 3,000 Syrian refugee children go to school this year in Lebanon, where the United Nations says around 200,000 Syrian refugee children are out of education. More than one million Syrians, including over 500,000 children, are...
  • Ex-Marine sneaked to Syria to fight against ISIS killed

    An ex-Marine who took his semper fi spirit to Syria to fight alongside a US-backed Kurdish militia group in the battle against ISIS, has been killed. David Taylor, a 25-year-old Floridian, had kept mum about his plans to join the People’s Protection Units, or YPG, after he was discharged...