Al-Hasaka governorate has always been of a special character due to its demographic diversity; Arabs, Kurds, Assyrians, Armenians, Yazidis, Christians, Muslims, and other ethnic and religious groups that have long lived there creating a unique fabric where cultural heritage overlaps in a beautiful way.
Today the governorate is in a different situation where every group fears for itself, the Syrian north is divided like never before. Kurdish administration has laid its shadows on ethnic groups, particularly Arabs, and even on Kurds themselves. Immigration is on the rise among most groups, especially Assyrians, the original inhabitants of that land.
On the evening of 6 April 2017 a little before Damascus’ midnight, came out Trump’s statements of a possible strike on Syria within few hours. On 7 April at 03:42 AM, explosions were heard in Shayrat town and all surrounding towns and villages, the sky was lit with fire. 59 Tomahawks had been fired from the Mediterranean targeting Shayrat military airfield in Homs, the main airfield used by the Syrian Army to target ISIS and Qaeda affiliates. The Americans did it.
Without any international consultation, without any permission from Security Council, without any legal right, the American administration paraded its bullying once again. Explaining its action, the American administration announced that this strike was a retaliation to a “chemical attack” on Khan Shiekhoun on 4 April 2017, allegedly carried out by the Syrian Army. The US assigned itself responsible for punishing the Syrian regime by targeting the airbase from which the chemical attack was allegedly carried out. Read more
Sophie Mangal, Co-Editor at Inside Syria Media Center.
Anyone who has ever been to Syria has shared memories of ubiquitous olive groves and orange gardens, diligently cultivated by local farmers. Ploughed fields and sun-lit greenhouses were an inseparable part of a typical Syrian rural landscape. However, the picture has changed, and not for the better. Spirit of distress came instead of prosperity, and fruitful gardens were devastated by the flames of war.
Damascus, SANA- Interior Minister Mag. Gen. Mohammad al-Shaar said the two terrorist bombings that hit Bab al-Saghir in Damascus city Saturday afternoon left more than 72 people dead.
“The two terrorist attacks targeted visitors of different Arab nationalities in Bab al-Saghir area, leaving more than 72 martyred and over 120 injured, including visitors and passers-by,” the Minister told reporters upon visiting the site of the attacks. Read more