Russia and the United States have orchestrated a ceasefire in Syria. As of September 12, there is to be a seven-day cessation of violence in order for Syrians (excluding those in ISIS controlled territory) to receive access to humanitarian aid and, provided that the ceasefire succeeds, for the two superpowers to negotiate an unprecedented joint bombing campaign (both have thus far operated independently) directed against the more radical elements of the conflict. 674 more words
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More than 300,000 people have been killed in the Syrian conflict since March 2011, a monitor said in a new toll on Tuesday, the first full day of an internationally-brokered truce. 166 more words
Reporting by: Laila Majdalawi
DAMASCUS – In response to an earlier Syrian strike on its territory, Israeli air force bombed Monday a target in Syria, military sources said. 224 more words
The US forces commander in Syria Lt. Gen. Stephen Townsend says Moscow and Damascus have been informed about possible countermeasures should the coalition troops in Syria “feel threatened”. 75 more words
ISIS has already been waging war on Christians in Iraq and Syria, committing countless atrocities.
Regardless of whether Tuesday’s attack was the work of Islamic State or whether it was merely inspired by the jihadi rhetoric emanating from the so-called caliphate, its symbolism is hard to ignore. 63 more words