With the ongoing unrest in Syria, the United Nations has been supporting the Refugees with care and assistance in various refugee camps located in Jordan, Israel, and Turkey. With the growing number of refugees, most of the staffers are busy in accommodating their needs. The United Nations has the plan of withdrawing half of the volunteers just for the mean time.
A U.N. spokesman said that it was during the mortar attack when the International staff were alarmed. There were numerous mortars that fell just near the hotel where these staffers lived. The mortar has fallen close on the grounds near a hotel in Damascus housing. The mortar that was fired has caused a lot of problems especially in the damaged infrastructures like the buildings and restaurants and even including properties like a car. One of the United Nations Vehicles was damaged by the mortar. After the damages and the attacks, the United Nations Security Management has started to examine the situation and have come up to the decision of reducing the staffs for security reasons.
The U.N. Spokesman added that an agency was already in charge in relocating half of the staffs in other countries. It was reported that there would probably be a hundred staffers relocated outside Syria. The said measures were taken for the safety of the said staffers. Even if some of the staffers will be pulled out, the United Nations will still be supporting and helping the Syrians. A statement from the U.N. says that their priority is to continue the humanitarian programs and send assistance to the refugees in Syria.
Eric Harroun was a former soldier from the United States who was accused of fighting in the Syrian Civil war. He was allegedly fighting with a terror group that was suspected to be having links with the Al-Qaeda terrorist group. The name of the group was Al-Nusra, this was already identified by the United States to be one of the terror group that uses an Alias to refer to the Al-Qaeda in Iraq.
It was reported that the government of the United States has forced the Syrian president to step down and leave his post. The U.S. Government has also added that they were just concerned about the militant groups who were already fighting in Syria. If the court can prove the accusation, Mr. Harroun will be facing life imprisonment. He was said to be arrested during his flight back to the Unites States last Wednesday. Mr. Harroun was also accused to have crossed Syria in the early days of January this year.
The former U.S. Army was already charged for conspiring in the use of weapons of mass destruction out of the country. This law was already implemented in the U.S. The law also has applied to the number of US citizens who are situated anywhere in the globe. The former military man was discharge from service when he met an accident. According to an army spokesperson, Mr. Harroun has never served abroad. There were prosecutor who has allegedly say that Mr. Harroun was trained and was said to have participated in the numerous plotted bombing attacks. The said army has posted a photo of himself carrying weapons in a social media site.
The capital of Iraq, Baghdad was attack by a series of car bombings including the city of Kirkuk in the North. The two locations were the target of the bombers. There were a total of 19 civilians who died in the explosion. There were also a total of a hundred people wounded. The loud and big car blasts was said to hit the Mosques and some areas of Baghdad in Jihad, Qahira, Zafaraniyah, and Binook. At this time of a scheduled Friday prayers at the Mosque, the Bombs exploded. The attacks in Baghdad occurred at the same time in the attacks coming from the city of Kirkuk
During the peak of insurgency, the attacks were at its lowest point. The violence in Iraq also decreased. Even if the violence was not that much in the year 2007, the series of bombings in different areas in Iraq are still common. An Al-Qaeda linked group like the Sunni Islamists Militants has already threatened to improve their attacks on their official targets in 2013 including the Shia. This said militant group was trying to weaken the Shia government.
The said blast occurred at the Shia Mosques just across Baghdad. There were a lot of Worshipers inside the mosque. There were thirty people badly wounded and sixteen who died during the incident. According to an AFP report, there were areas like the Qahira District was already described to be filled with blood. There were a lot of destruction and cars were damage. The shops and houses in the affected areas were also greatly damaged.
The alarming news was reported by the State media of Syria. The University of Damascus was attacked by mortars that killed a number of 15 students. There were also a number of others injured during the incident. The authorities in Syria have posted the blame on the rebels. The unrest in Syria has not been solved up to now. The fight between the government and the rebels is ongoing, causing a lot of civilians in Syria to be harmed. Most of the Syrian population has already evacuated in Jordan, Israel, Turkey, and other neighboring areas in the Middle East
According to a news correspondent, the rebels in Syria have intensified the use of mortars. The attack that occurred in the University of Damascus was part of the planned attack of the rebels. The dangerous mortars were described to have hit the University’s faculty and cafeteria. During the attack students were still inside the buildings and most of them had injuries and others were said to have been hit badly causing them to die. The doctors have tried to save the lives of those students who were affected but others did not make it.
The state-run Syrian TV reported that the scene inside the University was chaotic. A video footage from the media showed the situation inside the University. The hard-hit cafeteria couldn’t be pictured out as chairs and tables were scattered and the floor was full of blood. An activist group based in the UK said that there was a lot of mortar attack that injured many people. The news agency of AFP also reported that the mortars fell in the Faculty of Law in the University.
There was chaos inside prison cells as Palestinian prisoners grieved. An inmate who had a heart attack died last Saturday. The prisoner named Arafat Jaradat who was 30 years old was said to have been tortured inside the cell. The family members of the inmate were mourning because of their loss. The other prisoners who also knew Mr. Jaradat were saddened and fasted during the time of his death.
The death of the inmate occurred after a fight that happened between the youth in Palestine and the army of Israel. A lot of people were outraged about what happened inside the cell. The war between the two groups continued and a number of youths staged protest outside the prison. Most of them were throwing stones while the army fights back. Tear gas was also used during the ongoing fight. There was one casualty in the incident and was hit badly.
Meanwhile, in Gaza City, there were women who also made their protests. They were bringing with them flags to protest about the current condition of the prisoners that were Palestinians and held by the Israeli jail guards. Most of the protesters think that the prisoners inside the jail were tortured badly. Because of Mr. Jaradat’s death, there were a number of three thousand Palestinian prisoners who did not eat the meals that were served to them. The said number of inmates was doing this to protest on the death of their inmate. A human rights group in Palestine also believed that Mr. Jaradat died right after investigation.