Jihadist rebel fighters raided several Syrian army posts in a flare-up of hit-and-run attacks in north western Syria. More than three million people live in the area, which has become a refuge for many of the displaced, including Turkish-backed rebel fighters and their families who left areas seized by the Russian-backed Syrian army. The conflict, which began with peaceful protests escalated into a civil war that drew in foreign powers and caused the largest displacement crisis since World War Two. Hayat Tahrir al Sham, a rebel group said it had increased raids and suicide attacks in the last three months against both the Syrian army and the Russian army outposts along the frontlines in north western Syria. Pray that the rebel fighters will stop fighting the Syrian Army, causing terror. Pray that war-ridden Syria will have peace by praying to God for protection from the enemy(The bible, Isaiah 49:25).
Syria dropped down to 15th position in the World Watch report 2022 by Open Doors for Christian persecution as violence against Christians decreased. The current president 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. 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. 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.