Keep the war away from us" Syria's school Children in their own words.
In an initiative organised by Syrian Member of Parliament Mrs. Maria Saadeh and held at the Damascus Opera House in late December 2013, some Syrian school children are afforded the opportunity to express how they feel about the conflict in their country.
An Extract of some comments made the Syrian Christian M.P. Maria Saadeh in an interview with the Italian news outlet ilsussidiario.net
“All of these groups, terrorists, and Salafi jihadists are hiding behind Islam, while not knowing anything about its real meaning. They are especially supported by Saudi Arabia and other Gulf states, as well as some Western powers......What is happening in Syria is not a war between Syrians, but an international conflict that is intertwined with other issues such as Iran, Ukraine and the relations between Russia and the United States.” Full article in Italian here
Left: Syrian M.P. Maria Saadeh, the superior of St. Tekla’s Antiochian Orthodox Convent Maaloula, Rev. Mother Pelagia Sayyaf and Cardianl Rai, The Maronite Catholic Patriarch. Damascus Feb. 2013
Terrorists' mortars continued to rain down on Damascus as four rounds hit al-Shaghour neighborhood, two of which smashed into Badr-Eddin al-Hasani Institute for Islamic Sharia Sciences, killing 14 civilians, a Police Command source told SANA. 86 others, mostly students, were reported wounded in the attack. Source SANA Syrian state news agency