» 02/15/2016, 10.06
Vicar of Aleppo: "moderate" front no better than jihadists, bombing civilians and not seeking peace
Msgr. Georges Abou Khazen says civilians in the city are "under continuous bombardment". In Christian neighborhoods at least four deaths and more than 15 injured. Houses and buildings damaged. Behind the violence are the so-called "moderate opposition groups". Ankara bombing Kurdish positions in Syria and presses (with Riyadh) for ground troops.
03/11/2016 15:57:00 SYRIA
As rockets hit west Aleppo wounding three Christians, rebels reject evacuation offer
Father Ibrahim Alsabagh confirms that rockets launched from east Aleppo hit “houses and buildings inhabited by civilians”. Moscow opens eight humanitarian corridors for people fleeing east Aleppo. Rebels say, “we won’t surrender”. Militias are mining escape routes.
18/11/2016 18:12:00 SYRIA
Syrian government forces launch offensive against Aleppo’s rebel-held districts with 65 dead in four days
After a three-week lull, Russian and Syrian forces renew attacks against eastern Aleppo forcing residents to spend nights in shelters and cellars. Rebels respond by firing rockets and bombing government-controlled western districts. UN estimates more than 700 killed by the end of October.
Philippines: Arroyo scraps peace agreement and excludes MILF from negotiating table
It's a definitive split between the government and rebel groups of the Moro Islamic Liberation Front, responsible for the recent wave of violence in Mindanao. There are almost half a million refugees on the island. The appeal of the Catholic Church, which, together with the Muslims, wants "true peace" for the country.
The Arab League calls on Damascus to stop the killing of civilians
An "urgent message" of the Ministerial Committee. But the killings continue: Friday, there were 44 victims, according to opposition sources, who call for a no-fly zone. Talk of an armed anti-regime force: the claim is supported by reports of an attack on a few checkpoints, that killed 17 soldiers.
Armenian Archbishop of Aleppo: the Pope's words a sign of hope for all Syrians
Archbishop Marayati, reacts to pope's message to Syrian people pronounced at yesterday's Angelus. The Catholics of Aleppo endure the war through prayer and fasting for dialogue and reconciliation. AsiaNews sources underline the plight of the population. High risk of a humanitarian catastrophe.
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