On 11 November at least two bombs were detonated in Qamishli; one outside a church. At least six civilians were killed and more than 20 wounded. Rev Hovsep Bedoyan (43), an Armenian Catholic priest in Qamishli, was driving his father and two church members to Deir ez-Zor where he was overseeing the reconstruction of a church built by survivors of the Armenian Genocide but destroyed by IS in 2014. Hovsep and his father were killed when their vehicle was ambushed by armed militants. Nobody doubts Rev Hovsep Bedoyan was assassinated for his efforts to re-establish the Christian presence in Deir ez-Zor.

Contrary to its deal with Russia, Turkey and its jihadist proxies continue to press towards the Assyrian town of Tel Tamer. Exploiting insecurity, Islamic State is re-asserting itself.

Source: Christian Faith and Freedom

  • Pray God will intervene to protect, preserve, rescue and sustain His people in north-east Syria.
  • Pray the plans of those who are bent on evil will be frustrated. Pray those intent on doing good will experience the wisdom, provision and blessing of God.
  • Ask God to bring an end to the violence and unrest in Syria.

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O Lord have mercy on your people in Syria as they seek to live for you and eek out a meagre living in such uncertain and at times hostile circumstances. We especially pray with the words of Paul in mind from 2 Thessalonians 3Vs1-3, “Finally, brothers, pray for us, that the word of the Lord may speed ahead and be honoured, as happened among you, and that we may be delivered from wicked and evil men. For not all have faith. But the Lord is faithful. He will establish you and guard you against the evil one.” The Lord be… Read more »