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    Aleppo Prelate briefs Armenian community on devastation in Syria

    On the evening of Wednesday, October 15, more than 600 community members gathered at St. Mary’s Church in Glendale to hear the briefing by visiting Prelate of Aleppo Archbishop Shahan Sarkissian, on the latest developments in Syria and the devastating conditions of Armenian community in that country, Asbarez reports. The forum was held under the auspices of the leaders of…

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    Turkey to let Kurds join Kobane fight

    Turkey will allow Iraqi Kurdish fighters to cross the Syrian border to fight Islamic State (IS) militants in Kobane, its foreign minister says, teh BBC reports. Mevlut Cavusoglu added that talks on the subject were continuing, but gave no further details. Much of Kobane’s population has fled months of fighting between besieging IS forces and Syrian Kurd defenders. Until now…

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    At least 12 dead in Turkey as fate of Syrian town stirs up Kurdish tensions

    At least 12 people died on Tuesday during violent clashes across Turkey, local media reported, as the fate of the besieged Syrian border town of Kobani stirred up decades of tensions with Turkey’s Kurdish minority, Reuters reports. Violence erupted in Turkish towns and cities mainly in the Kurdish southeastern provinces, as protesters took to the streets to demand the government do…

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    US, partner nations launch first IS targets in Syria

    The United States and several Gulf Arab allies launched air and missile strikes on the strongholds of the Islamic State in Iraq and the Levant (ISIL) in Syria on Sept. 23, U.S. officials said, Reuters reports. “I can confirm that U.S. military and partner nation forces are undertaking military action against (ISIL) terrorists in Syria using a mix of fighter,…

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    Kessab Healthcare Center to become operative soon: Syria’s Helth Minister

    Syrian Health Minister Dr. Saad al-Nayef said Kessab healthcare center will be operative again soon after its infrastructure is rebuilt, SANA agency reported. After a visit he paid to Kessab city accompanied by the World Health Organisation (WHO) Resident Representative in Damascus Elizabeth Hoff, the minister told journalists that new medical equipment for re-operating the center have arrived from Damascus. Lattakia…

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    Armenian community of Argentina asks for Pope Francis intervention in Syria

    Armenian community of Argentina sent a letter to Pope Francis asking for his intervention in the Syrian conflict, “convinced that his word could bring peace to the conflict area of Middle East and ensure the return of refugees to their homes,” Agencia Prensa Armenia reports. The letter warns about “the sad and painful situation of Christian minorities in Syria” and notes that “the…

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