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Syrian hospital hit in artillery attacks on Afrin, at least 13 killed

Idlib, Syria Reuters At least 13 people were killed and several wounded in two separate artillery attacks on the northern Syrian town of Afrin on Saturday, local medical sources and Turkey’s government said.  The first attack struck a residential area, while the second hit a hospital shortly afterwards, civil defence sources said. Video footage on […]

Syria church leader condemns Turkey’s ‘unjustified aggression’

World Watch Monitor A senior church leader in Syria has condemned Turkey’s new military offensive as “unjustified aggression” and urged the international community to exert “maximum pressure” to prevent a humanitarian catastrophe. Rev Abdalla Homsi, of the Evangelical Christian Alliance Church of Aleppo, issued a statement as an estimated 5,000 people were reported to have fled […]

Syrian church in Turkish-hit enclave calls for aid

World Watch Monitor A church in a Syrian province under fire from Turkish troops has issued a plea for protection from the international community. Pastor Valentin Hanan of the Church of the Good Shepherd in Afrin, north-western Syria, wrote in an email to his supporters on Sunday: “We are at this moment under heavy shelling, […]