Syrian troops retake Christian town north of Damascus after pushing out al-Qaida-linked rebels

Associated Press - 28/10/2013 DAMASCUS, SYRIA –  Syria's state media say government forces have retaken a Christian town north of Damascus after a week of clashes with al-Qaida-linked fighters who had recently captured key parts of it. The state-run SANA news agency says the army "restored security and stability" to the town of Sadad early on Monday. The ...

Car bomb blast damages church in eastern Syria

27/10/2012 Damascus, Oct. 27 (Xinhua-ANI): A booby-trapped car went off in front of al-Serian Church in Syria's eastern province of Deir al- Zour on Saturday, causing damages to the church's facade, the state-run SANA news agency reported. There have been no reports on casualties by the blast, which is the latest in a series of explosions that ...

Damascus car bomb kills 13 in Christian quarter of old city

MICHAEL JANSEN 22/10/2012 A CAR bomb has killed 13 people and injured 29 near a police station in the Christian St Thomas’s Gate quarter of Damascus’s old city. The blast occurred as UN-Arab League envoy Lakhdar Brahimi discussed a ceasefire yesterday with Syrian president Bashar al-Assad. There was no immediate claim of responsibility for the explosion, the first bombing ...