Fighting continues in northern Syria – as NATO-backed Al Qaeda militants desecrate churches, displace local population, and impose “Sharia law.”
March 28, 2014 (Mimi Al Laham) – Fighting on the Syrian-Turkish border near the northwestern Syrian town of Kassab
between AlQaeda insurgents Jabhat Al Nusra and the Syrian military
continues for the fifth day.
Armenians gathered Wednesday
outside UN Commission headquarters in the
Armenian capital Yerevan to protest what they saw as a Turkish-led
Al Qaeda attack on
the Armenian village in Kassab. Thousands of Armenians settled in Syria
after the genocide of Armenians by the Ottoman Empire in 1915. The
Attack on Kassab resulted in thousands of Armenians fleeing the area.
Protesters handed the UN
Commission a letter that condemned the attack, describing it as a
violation of international law and a breach of international
The Armenian president thanked the Syrian government for protecting Armenians in Kassab in a press conference, while on Wednesday members of Armenian parliament visited Latakia and met with Kassab Armenians to report on the situation.
Image: Armenians protest the United Nations silence on AlQaeda’s attack in Yervan