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Syrian Arab Army Kills Scores of Terrorists in Qalamoun, Aleppo

The Syrian army repelled a major terrorist attack in Aleppo southern countryside, killing, injuring and capturing scores of militants.

The Syrian warplanes also targeted the terrorists’ gatherings in Qalamoun.

The Syrian army had earlier targeted Takfiri militants in Qalamoun barrens inflicting heavy losses on the terrorists.

Huge number of militants were killed, field sources told al-Manar, adding that several insurgents were identified as Mohammad Said al-Buraqi, Said al-Qadi, Yusuf Shlash, Saleh Bakr, Sateh al-Buraqi. Continue reading Syrian Arab Army Kills Scores of Terrorists in Qalamoun, Aleppo

Tel Tamr, Syria: Assyrians cling to their homeland despite threats

by Ayham Merhi, Al-Akhbar English

The Syrian crisis has altered the demographics of areas witnessing changes from the war. More than half of the Syrian Assyrian community has left their main city – Tel Tamr in al-Hasaka’s countryside – to neighboring Arab states and other countries. But those who remain are still holding on to their land, refusing the temptation of emigration.

The situation in the city of Tel Tamr in the western countryside of al-Hasaka seems unreal.

Tel Tamr is no longer crowded with its residents, who used to breathe life into the city. The city was famous for being the capital of tourism in Hasaka and the homeland of Syria’s Assyrians, in effect becoming their main city. People from all over the district used to travel tens of kilometers “to eat the local burghul at Umm Hani’s in the village of Tel Nasri or the grilled fish in Tel Jumaa or Tel Jazirah.” This is in addition to the droves of people from al-Malikia, 200 kilometers away, who spend their holidays at the banks of al-Khabour river. Continue reading Tel Tamr, Syria: Assyrians cling to their homeland despite threats