Day 30

SEPTEMBER | 2022

Syria

PRAYER FOR THIS COUNTRY

Tremendous change is obviously seen in Paradise Square in Raqqa in Syria. Five years after the Islamic State was evicted from Raqqa, it has begun reconstructing hell—inside the al-Hawl prison camp, which holds an estimated 56,000 prisoners. The fence around the roundabout used to be studded with severed heads, impaled on the spikes by Islamic State executioners. Residents, including children, would be gathered to watch victims being crucified or stoned to death, as western jihadists sipped on Red Bull. Although punishments by death are continuing sporadically, the execution place is drastically changed for good. Pray for complete freedom and a life without constant fear for Syrians from ISIS. Pray for Libya to be reconstructed and Libyans to repent and turn to God so that times of refreshing may come from the Lord (The Bible, Acts 3:19).

Source:

https://theprint.in/opinion/security-code/isis-is-growing-again-in-syria-blame-the-grim-deadlock-between-the-great-powers/1061844/

MORE ABOUT THIS COUNTRY

Syria is listed in 12th position in the World Watch report 2021 by Open Doors for Christian persecution The current president of Syria is Bashar al-Assad and the prime minister is Hussein Arnous since 11 June 2020. Syria has been shattered and decimated by war, violence, and terrorism in recent years. Multitudes have lost their lives. Millions have been forced from their homes, leading to a mass humanitarian crisis of historic proportions. Civil war has become a much more complex and multifaceted conflict. The many warring factions are armed opposition groups, rebels, the Islamic State, and the Kurds. Numerous war crimes, such as the use of chemical warfare, have been reported on all sides, leading to unspeakable horrors among Syrian civilians. The Islamic State has capitalized on Syria’s instability and chaos and started taking control of huge areas across northern and eastern Syria. The terrorized people of Syria further suffer from the IS-caused terror, and the war has caused the displacement of over six million people within Syria.

CHIEF OF STATE
President Bashar al-Assad
HEAD OF GOV.
PM Hussein Arnous
POPULATION
17,065,000
CHRISTIANS
5.9%
EVANGLICAL CHRISTIANS
0.2%
DOMINANT RELIGION
Sunni Islam
PERSECUTION RANKING
12
REFUGEES
7,947,655
LIFE EXPECTANCY
55.7 yrs
LITERACY RATE
79.6%
POPULATION BELOW POVERTY LINE
11.9%