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Turkish president visits the White House

by Onize Ohikere
Posted 11/13/19, 12:25 pm

President Donald Trump and Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan are meeting on Wednesday for the first time since Turkey launched its military offensive in northern Syria last month. The leaders are expected to discuss Turkey’s move to purchase a Russian air defense system.

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Syrian church, businesses bombed

by Onize Ohikere
Posted 11/13/19, 11:11 am

Two separate suicide attacks killed at least five people in the historically Christian community of Qamishli, Syria, on Monday. The first explosion struck a busy commercial area, destroying nearby hotels and a restaurant. The second bomb exploded at a Chaldean Catholic Church a few blocks away. Witnesses reported that extremists killed the town’s Armenian Catholic priest and his father on Monday.

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Attacks in Syria target Christians, civilians

Syria | Suicide bombings shake a city in the country’s northeast, and ISIS assassinates a local priest and his father.
by Mindy Belz
Posted 11/12/19, 10:42 am

Away from the front lines of an ongoing offensive by Turkey against Syrian forces, terror attacks struck at the heart of northeast Syria’s beleaguered civilians, targeting Christians. 

Two suicide bombings on Monday exploded in Qamishli, a city jointly patrolled by the semi-autonomous Syrian Democratic Forces (SDF) and the Syrian army.

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