A study released on Sunday tallies the chemical weapons attacks over the course of the Syrian civil war, which has left hundreds of thousands dead. At least 336 have occurred, according to authors Tobias Schneider and Theresa Lütkefend of the Berlin-based Global Public Policy Institute.
That’s a number higher than previously known — and “we suspect that the real number may still be significantly higher,” they write…more: NPR – abcnews
Far-right protesters were tricked into wearing t-shirts reading “St George was Syrian #DefendDiversity” this weekend. The clothing’s message was heat-activated, only becoming visible when worn. Anti-hate crime group Tell MAMA gave out 100 tops, offering “free St George’s cross” to people attending nationalist demonstrations over the Easter weekend.
….the next nightmare was downstairs. It was September 2016, the third month the city was under siege by the Syrian President Bashar al-Assad’s forces, and more children were dead. Al-Kateab, a citizen journalist and activist who began documenting the horrors unfolding in rebel-held Aleppo in 2011, filmed a mother who has just lost her son in the latest round of bombings. Carrying the corpse of her dead child, the mother repeatedly tells anyone who will listen, “This is my son. My darling is dead. He is dead.”…more: washingtonpost.
A remote Scottish community that welcomed some of the first Syrian refugees to Britain is seeking an Arabic school teacher to preserve cultural ties with their wartorn homeland and teach local Scottish children a new language…MORE: yahoo
AN INTERVIEW WITH an 11-year-old Syrian boy broadcast last week on Russia’s main state-owned news channel, Russia-24, appears to have been filmed not in the boy’s hometown, where a suspected chemical attack took place, but at a Syrian army facility where Russian military advisers were present….MORE: theintercept.com