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By The Dispatch On Sunday, July 14th, 2019
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Virgin Mary Orthodox Church in Syria car bombed, at least 7 killed or injured

(International Christian Concern) – International Christian Concern (ICC) has learned that on July 11, 2019, a car bomb exploded next to the Virgin Mary Orthodox Church in the Syrian city of Qamishli. The Assyrian More...

By Brandon Jones On Wednesday, February 21st, 2018
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Syrian War: Ghouta bombing leaves 300 dead, ‘flagrant war crimes,’ suffering children with no food, shelter, medicine

While the Syrian military says it is trying to liberate the area from terrorists, it has also been accused of targeting civilians with a death toll reported at 300 and rising. A doctor working in Eastern Ghouta More...

By Brandon Jones On Wednesday, May 31st, 2017
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Obama admits failure on Syria: ‘At least we tried’

Former President Obama struggled during a panel conversation with German Chancellor Angela Merkel in Berlin, admitting that the two leaders were unsuccessful in stopping the conflict, “despite our best efforts.” donkeyhotey More...

By Brandon Jones On Sunday, April 9th, 2017
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Rex Tillerson: Syria’s chemical attack proves that Russia failed

U.S. Secretary of State Rex Tillerson attacked Russia, saying it had failed to prevent Syria from carrying out a chemical attack on a rebel-held town last week. Speaking on CBS’s “Face The Nation,” More...

By Brandon Jones On Wednesday, April 27th, 2016
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John Kirby, State Department, lies with denial of ‘no boots on the ground’ strategy in Syria

The State Department spokesman denied that the Obama administration promised a “no boots on the ground” strategy in Syria, contradicting at least two years’ worth of reassurances from President Obama and More...

By Brandon Jones On Thursday, October 15th, 2015
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Vladimir Putin says Obama administration’s silence on Syrian fight is ‘unconstructive’

The Obama administration continues to move to obstruct Russia’s call for diplomatic engagement and intervention in Syria and Russian President Vladimir Putin said the lack of will to negotiate is unconstructive. “I More...

By Brandon Jones On Monday, October 12th, 2015
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US ends Syrian rebel training, the ‘failure’ should be a wake up call for Congress says Barbara Lee

The Obama administration abandoned its efforts to build up a new rebel force inside Syria to combat the Islamic State, acknowledging the failure of its $500 million campaign to train thousands of fighters and announcing More...

By Brandon Jones On Friday, October 2nd, 2015
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Coalition calling for Russia to stop attacking Assad opponents, fight ISIS

An international coalition is urging Russia to immediately cease attacks on the Assad opposition forces and civilians and focus instead on fighting Islamic State extremists. The joint statement adds new emphasis More...

By Brandon Jones On Friday, September 11th, 2015
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US Source tells BBC that ISIS using chemical weapons, mustard gas and blister agents

Islamic State is alleged to have developed and used warfare poisonous agents in the areas under their control. Russia’s Foreign Ministry says ISIS now has the scientific documentation necessary to produce More...

By Brandon Jones On Friday, September 11th, 2015
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Ron Paul blames America for Syrian crisis, refugees, should let atrocities happen over there

Speaking Wednesday with host Charles Payne on Fox Business, Ron Paul Institute Chairman and Founder Ron Paul said “interventionism of Republicans and Democrats” to “remake the Middle East” is to blame for More...

By Zach Jones On Wednesday, July 8th, 2015
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Syria’s Patriarch Aphrem to US: ‘stop arming terrorists’ who massacring Christians

A Syrian Christian leader tells the “West” to “Stop arming terror groups who are massacring our people,” which is leading to further destruction and persecution and not peace or victory. The More...

By Brandon Jones On Thursday, February 19th, 2015
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US, Turkey partner to train ‘Syrian rebels’ to fight ISIS

Turkey and the United States signed an agreement Thursday to train and arm Syrian rebels fighting the Islamic State group, said the U.S. Embassy in Ankara. The two countries have been in talks about such a pact More...

By Brandon Jones On Thursday, October 23rd, 2014
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US weapons sent to Kurds fell into the hands of terrorists, confesses Pentagon

The Pentagon admitted that a portion of its cache of weapons meant for Kurdish forces battling Islamic State militants in Kobani has fallen into the hands of the militants, a concern that Turkish leaders says is More...

By Brandon Jones On Thursday, September 18th, 2014
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House votes to train and arm Syrian rebels to fight ISIS

US lawmakers voted Wednesday to authorize training and arming of Syrian rebels to battle Islamic State militants as President Obama reaffirmed America’s plans. The House of Representatives voted 273 to 156 More...

By Brandon Jones On Tuesday, August 26th, 2014
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Kidnapped American journalist, Peter Theo Curtis, freed Syrian Muslims

Just days after the execution of American journalist James Foley, another American journalist has been freed from his Syrian captors. Peter Theo Curtis has been safely returned to a United Nations representative More...

By Brandon Jones On Tuesday, August 26th, 2014
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Islamic State captures Syrian air base, US warned not to intervene unilaterally

Islamic fighters captured a major military base in Syria Sunday. Tabqa airfield is the third military base to be captured by extremists within a month.   Armed Predator drone firing Hellfire missile 2010 photo More...

By Brandon Jones On Thursday, August 14th, 2014
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Islamic State terrorists seize two towns in Syria

Islamic State has captured two more towns in Syria The Islamic State of Iraq and Syria (ISIS), which is now being called just Islamic State, continues to rampage the Middle East, now with militants capturing two More...

By Brandon Jones On Saturday, April 19th, 2014
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Priest Francis Van Der Lugt assassinated in Syria, rebels and government blame each other

The Syrian government and rebel groups are blaming one another in the assassination of Dutch Jesuit Priest Francis Van Der Lugt in his garden in Homs. No group has taken responsibility for the April 7 killing, More...

By Brandon Jones On Monday, March 10th, 2014
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Nuns from Syrian monastery released after three months in al-Nusra captivity

Thirteen nuns and three attendants were released by Syrian insurgents after disappearing from their monastery in Maaloula, reported Lebanese and Syrian officials early Monday. The rebels claim they were protecting More...

By Brandon Jones On Friday, February 28th, 2014
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Christians given protected ‘second class citizen’ status in Syrian city by rebels

The Islamic State in Iraq and the Levant (ISIL), an extemist rebel group trying to impose sharia law in Syria, has reportedly forced Christians in a Syrian city this week to begin paying a protection tax, limit More...


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