Posts Tagged ‘Syrian Civil War’

Syria’s civil war marks 13th anniversary, “world’s worst displacement crisis”

Monday, March 18th, 2024

As Syria marks the 13th anniversary of the beginning of its civil war on March 15, one Catholic agency says people “should not forget that Syria is the world’s worst displacement crisis.” In March 2011, popular discontent with the government of Bashar al-Assad led to large-scale protests and pro-democracy rallies across Syria, echoing the Arab Read more

Turkish drones kill 3 in an attack on a local Christian militia in Syria

Monday, March 4th, 2024

Turkish drone strikes in northeastern Syria on Wednesday killed at least three members of a local Christian force and wounded others, including civilians, a Kurdish official and a Syrian opposition war monitor said. Also on Wednesday, it was reported Israeli airstrikes hit Damascus. On the same day, in the southern Syrian city of Sweida, security forces Read more

Humanitarian needs in Syria soar in the wake of earthquakes and 12 years of war

Monday, March 20th, 2023

On the anniversary of 12 years of war in Syria, World Vision says the country is at rock bottom as it struggles with years of conflict and the devastation wrought by recent earthquakes. The organisation says the recent earthquakes have only added to the complex layers of suffering for the Syrian people and many children Read more

Deaths, injuries follow rocket attack at Syrian church inauguration

Thursday, July 28th, 2022

An attack on Sunday at a Greek Orthodox church in Syria resulted in two deaths and twelve injuries. It was the newly-built Hagia Sophia Church’s inaugural celebration. The weapons landed just 15 meters from where clerics and the congregation were gathered in front of the building. The attack has been variously attributed to rockets, missiles Read more