» 10/17/2013, 00.00
RUSSIA - SYRIA
Thousands of Syrian Christians ask for Russian citizenship
Russia's Foreign Ministry posts an appeal by Christians from Qalamoun, blaming the West for supporting the terrorists, praising Russia as a factor of peace. For the "first time since the Nativity of Christ," Christians" are under threat of "banishment from our land".
Al- Nusra, a Jihadist brigade that scares Syrian rebels
Close to al-Qaeda, the group is connected with those who carried out the university attack in Aleppo. Al-Nusra and other Islamist groups are using force to impose their control on the opposition, ready to kill anyone standing in the way of an Islamic state in Syria.
Nusra Front military chief killed in an air raid in Syria
Abu Homam al-Sham died in a government forces air raid security in Idlib province. Three other prominent leaders also died during the operation. The leaders were meeting to outline the groups future strategies. They were considering the possibility of leaving al Qaeda, and seeking the support of the Arab states.
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Al Nusra Front breaks from al Qaeda for future in Syria
Rupture mutually agreed. The creation of a new "front for the conquest of Syria". In this way Nusra Front hopes to escape US and Russian anti-jihadist bombings, and maintain a strong influence on rebel groups.
Al Qaeda “excommunicates” the Islamic State group, calling its caliphate illegal
Abu Mohamed al-Jolani, head of the al-Nusra Front, the Syrian affiliate of Bin Laden’s al Qaeda, spoke to Al Jazeera. For him, the Islamic State group “announced a caliphate, but the scholars rejected it as illegitimate. It is not based on Islamic law”.
Maaloula sisters in Yabrud, Greek-Orthodox Patriarchate reports
The nuns are said to be in good condition. At present, it remains unclear why Islamist insurgents took them or when they will be released. In the now deserted town, Islamists have started torching all Christian-owned homes.
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