Far From the Madding Crowd - By Sheldon Himelfarb
On Saturday, Nov. 23, for the third evening in a row, the website Aymta.com sent a text message and e-mail blast to its subscribers, saying that a scud missile had been launched from Damascus, on its way to the northern Syrian city of Ar-Raqqah.
Report: 250 Hezbollah fighters killed near Damascus
Bloodshed in Syria continues unabated ahead of reconciliation talks. On Thursday, Al-Arabiya reported that a Scud missile fired Wednesday hit a busy market in the city of Ar-Raqqah, killing 40 people and injuring 220.
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Report: Syrian rebels organize burning of Bibles, other Christian books
Members of a Syrian rebel faction, the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant, "have organized a book burning of Bibles and Christian books" in front of a Greek Catholic church, the Fides news service reported.