A deadly blast on the outskirts of Aleppo has overshadowed efforts to swap thousands of civilians and fighters in Syria.
The death toll from a bomb attack on a crowded bus convoy outside Aleppo, Syria has reached at least 126 in the deadliest such incident in the country in almost a year, the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights monitoring group says.
Syrian rescue workers of the Civil Defence said that they had taken away at least 100 bodies from the site of the Saturday [Sunday NZ Time] blast, which hit buses carrying Shi’ite residents as they waited to cross from rebel into government territory in an evacuation deal between the warring sides.
The British-based Observatory said on Sunday the number was expected to rise…. read more
President Trump’s missile strikes on the Assad regime have re-opened the divide among former Obama administration officials over their much-critiqued Syria policy.
While some Barack Obama allies criticized Trump and defended the former administration’s diplomatic approach, others could hardly contain their relief that the U.S. had taken military action in response to chemical weapons use.
“Donald Trump has done the right thing on Syria. Finally!! After years of useless handwringing in the face of hideous atrocities,” tweeted Anne-Marie Slaughter, a former policy planner in Obama’s State Department…. read more
lhwm notes: The cost of lies and weakness, the lives of women and children.
There is an interesting article coming out of Russia this morning that really leaped out at me that I believe is definitely worth sharing. Are Putin and Russia warning Israel of future consequences regarding heir stance with Syria? Is this yet another small warning of the future “Prophetic Wars” that are yet to come that will directly involve Israel, Syria and Russia. The following is an excerpt from RT News:
What is Israel’s real role in the war in Syria? Can we really believe that it doesn’t want to get involved in the conflict? And how much longer can Israel be Washington’s strong arm in the region while sustaining good relations with Russia?… [read more]
Fighting around Syria’s capital Damascus has cut 300,000 people off from humanitarian aid and pauses in the conflict are needed to let aid convoys in, Jan Egeland, U.N. humanitarian advisor on Syria, said on Thursday.
“They are totally dependent on our supplies. Starvation will be just around the corner unless we get there in the coming weeks,” Egeland told Reuters in an interview after chairing the weekly Syria humanitarian taskforce meeting in Geneva.
The besieged Douma and Kafr Batna areas of rural Damascus contain 161,000 and 142,000 civilians respectively. Their food stocks have dwindled and informal supply routes have been cut.
“The increase in the fighting has disastrous effects on the civilian population,” Egeland said. “They haven’t had any supplies by the U.N. since October in Douma, and in the Kafr Batna area not since June of last year.”… [read more]
lhwm notes: learn more about Damascus – Is Damascus On The Brink Of Being Destroyed? Isaiah 17:1 [ Prophecy about Damascus ] The [mournful, inspired] oracle (a burden to be carried) concerning Damascus [capital of Aram (Syria), and Israel’s defense against Assyria]. “Listen carefully, Damascus will cease to be a city And will become a fallen ruin.
After ISIS captured his city in Syria, one man thought life would be good, living in their self-proclaimed caliphate. But when he witnessed the mistreatment of female captives as sex slaves, he became disillusioned and fled.
“When they (ISIS) first came, things were very good,” Nizar* told the International Center for the Study of Violent Extremism. “It really felt like Islam. We started going to the mosque. A sheikh would give lessons in the Qur’an.”
The sheikh taught him ISIS was in the right and there would be no injustice. Nizar and his wife thought they could go on with normal life…. [read more]
LHWM Prayer: Lord Jesus we pray for these women and children. Lord we pray that inside they call out to you and you rescue them. Lord help that man to do what is right unto you Lord, and give him the courage and strength to do so. They are not objects Lord and You Lord Jesus are Kind and Loving. The Islam belief is not and they believe they have a right to take a life and take another’s body as their own. Lord stand for them! We intercept and we pray you hear our hearts and our prayer for them. In Jesus name Amen!
Psalm 62:8 Trust [confidently] in Him at all times, O people; Pour out your heart before Him. God is a refuge for us. Selah.
We do not always understand why things happen — this is happening in America and people are blind to it here — read Pedophile Network Undercover In Your Backyard? Do you approve?