Posts Tagged ‘ Islamic State terrorism ’

Russia Sets Up Syrian Internal Refugee Camp

Sep 18th, 2015 | By

The first tent camp for internal refugees, constructed by Russian engineers, has been opened in western Syria, in a location safe from the raging civil war. Over the last four years more than 50 percent of the Syrian population has been displaced.



U.S. State Dept. Bars Christians From Testifying About Persecution

Jul 28th, 2015 | By

Sister Diana, an influential Iraqi Christian leader, who was scheduled to visit the U.S. to advocate for persecuted Christians in the Mideast, was denied a visa by the U.S. State Department even though she had visited the U.S. before, most recently in 2012.



Syrian Refugee Babies Freeze To Death In Tent Camps

Dec 1st, 2014 | By

BABY Fatima was less than 48 hours old when she died last weekend. Her parents, Syrian refugees living in a tent on the outskirts of Arsal, a Lebanese border town, rushed to the local hospital when they found she was not responding, but it was already too late: she had succumbed to the first snap of freezing winter weather.



The Free Syrian Army, Our ‘Moderate Islamist’ Ally, Continues To Ally With Al-Qaeda In Syria

Oct 8th, 2014 | By

The Free Syrian Army has recently allied with Islamist rebels fighting in al Harah, a town in the southern Syrian province of Deraa. Elements from the Free Syrian Army coordinated their efforts with the Islamist Syrian Revolutionaries Front, the Islamic Front, and the Al Nusrah Front, al Qaeda’s official affiliate in Syria, to take the al Harah Hill and the surrounding town.



Syrian Child Soldier: “I’ve Gotten Used to Killing Soldiers.”

Sep 25th, 2014 | By

They arrive here as children and quickly turn into killing machines. Sometimes, they are urged to come by those older than them, but in most cases, they arrive on their own accord, in order to fight for the sake of their families and their country, Syria. This is what they say, or are taught to say. 12-year-old Midyan Abu Al-Qa’qa’ is one of these Syrian children.



Al-Hayat’ Editor: Yazidis, Mosul Christians Can Hold Obama Responsible For Their Suffering

Sep 23rd, 2014 | By

“Who will the terrified Yazidi woman turn to? She won’t call on [Arab League Secretary-General] Nabil Al-‘Arabi, because his company [the Arab League] is known to be bankrupt. She won’t call on [UN Secretary-General] Ban Ki-moon, because he has nothing [to offer her] but his own tears. She won’t call on the Iraqi army, since it has already fallen to ISIS and given it the best of its weapons as a gift. She won’t call on the Peshmerga, since their weapons are too meager for this campaign. There is but one element [she can turn to]. She spread her arms and said: ‘Where is America? Where is Obama?’