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By Brandon Jones On Monday, June 23rd, 2014
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Israel counters Syria killing of teen with attack on military targets

The Israeli military confirmed Monday that the country executed air strikes against military targets in Syria in response to  a cross-border attack that left an Israeli teenager dead. In the June 23 statement, More...

By Brandon Jones On Friday, June 6th, 2014
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Bashar al-Assad wins re-election victory, 3 dead on riots that followed

Syrian President Bashar al-Assad will maintain his position as president, according to the results of a landslide vote. Assad won the election with 88.7 percent of votes; however, opponents criticize the circumstances More...

By Brandon Jones On Monday, May 5th, 2014
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Syrian extremists crucify seven men over issue with ‘protection tax’

ISIS extremists in Syria executed seven Muslim men by means of crucifixion for violations related to payments of the “protection tax” for Christians. Shocking pictures of two crucified men dominated 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 Thursday, March 20th, 2014
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Israel responds to Syrian attack on Israel Defense Forces with focused assault, US cuts ties to Assad diplomats

Early Wednesday morning, Israel Defense Forces targeted several Syrian army positions that attacked Israeli soldiers Tuesday. The targets included a Syrian army training facility, military headquarters, and artillery More...

By Brandon Jones On Monday, February 3rd, 2014
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Syria rebels hit Christian school with missiles, students safe

Voice of the Martyrs USA works closely with a Syrian Christian school and posted on their Facebook page that rebel forces fired missiles at one of the school’s classrooms. The report has been confirmed by MNN More...

By Brandon Jones On Tuesday, January 28th, 2014
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US announces ‘non-lethal’ aid to Syrian rebels will resume, peace talks stall as Assad won’t resign

The US is resuming non-lethal aid to Syrian opposition forces, U.S. officials announced Monday. Coordinated by the Free Syrian Army (FSA), aid is being funneled through Turkey and will include equipment such as More...

By Brandon Jones On Tuesday, January 14th, 2014
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Prince Charles speaks out against Christian persecution, targeted by Muslims in Middle East

The UK ambassador to the Holy See noted in a recent article remarks made by Prince Charles regarding the Christian persecution in the Middle East. Muslim cleric in Egypt calling for violence against Christians “I More...

By Brandon Jones On Wednesday, December 18th, 2013
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Syria: Islamist invade village of Christians, threaten a massacre to impose Islamic law

 Syrian village of Christians has been stormed by Islamists, threatening a massacre and now have imposed Islamic law, reports Fides. Screenshot Syrian rebels executing prisoners This has become a pattern that More...

By Brandon Jones On Tuesday, December 3rd, 2013
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‘Downton Abbey’ star Michelle Dockery raises awareness of Syrian refugee problem

The refugee situation in Syria has made some headlines, but Downton Abbey star Michelle Dockery hopes her recent travels and stories can raise awareness and help for the children of Syria. Working with Oxfam Dockery More...

By Brandon Jones On Wednesday, October 23rd, 2013
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Saudi Arabia calls for US to attack Syria

Saudi Arabia’s intelligence chief told European diplomats this weekend that he plans to scale back cooperating with the US to arm and train Syrian rebels in protest against Washington’s policy in the region, More...

By Brandon Jones On Friday, September 27th, 2013
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Syria: Car bombing near Damascus kills at least 20 injuring dozens

A car bomb killed at least 20 people and wounded dozens more on Friday when it exploded in Rankus, a town 20 miles north of the Syrian capital Damascus, the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights said. April 10, 2012 More...

By Brandon Jones On Monday, September 23rd, 2013
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Pastor in Syria: 40 percent of Christian congregation has fled the country

The violence in Syria fills the headlines, but little includes the fact that Christians are being targeted by extremist and many are just leaving the country. photo Guest2625 Now a Christian pastor says “40% More...

By Brandon Jones On Sunday, September 22nd, 2013
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Al Nusra jihadist in Syria slits throat of Christian who won’t deny Jesus Christ

Residents who fled from the ancient town of Maalula in Syria told AFP that jihadists ambushed the town last week and forced a man to convert to Islam at gunpoint. Jihad flag photo/António Martins uploaded by Peter593022 More...

By Brandon Jones On Friday, September 20th, 2013
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Syrian violence: Nearly 40 dead in bombings and rebel groups battle one another

Earlier on Thursday, two bombings in Syria killed at least 39 people in the latest surge in violence, while al-Qaeda-linked fighters tighten their grip on a border town near Turkey after killing and expelling fighters More...

By Brandon Jones On Wednesday, September 11th, 2013
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Charles Krauthammer says Obama speech on Syria ‘One of the most odd President Speeches ever delivered’

Rignt-wing talking head and columnist Charles Krauthammer said President Barack Obama’s Tuesday night Syria address was “one of the most odd presidential speeches ever delivered.” He also predicted the speech More...

By Brandon Jones On Tuesday, September 10th, 2013
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Putin calls in John Kerry’s ‘off the cuff’ comments, Syria may surrender chemical weapons to avoid war

In the wake of an off-the-cuff blunder, Secretary of State John Kerry might have accidentally given Russian President Vladmir Putin the opportunity to seize the international diplomatic waters and buy Syria some More...

By Brandon Jones On Sunday, September 8th, 2013
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Bashar al Assad denies use of chemical weapons on his citizens, asks where the evidence is

Syrian President Bashar al-Assad rejected claims that he was behind a purported chemical weapons attack in a Damascus suburb in August, in an interview with U.S. based CBS News on Sunday. “There has been no evidence More...

By Brandon Jones On Sunday, September 8th, 2013
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Thousands pray and fast for peace in Syria, Pope Francis ‘let us work for reconciliation and peace’

Pope Francis called for reconciliation and dialogue in Syria on Saturday as he led a mass vigil for peace in the country torn apart by civil war. “In beloved Syria, in the Middle East, in all the world, let us More...

By Brandon Jones On Tuesday, September 3rd, 2013
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Questions America should resolve before using military force in Syria

Just a summary of thoughts and questions that Americans should be asking themselves and calling on lawmakers to resolve before intervening in Syria. Why would Bashir al-Assad use chemical weapons now? Arming the More...

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