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Al-Raqqa sources deny execution of Jesuit priest Dall'Oglio

Concerns regarding the fate of kidnapped Jesuit priest Father Paolo Dall'Oglio, a prominent Syrian revolution enthusiast, have been growing for a few days, after several reports circulated among opposition activists suggesting that Dall'Oglio had been executed by the militant group known as the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (ISIL)

Mothers' Day: A Day of Mourning and Sorrow for Mothers Across Syria

Um Samer carries a photo of her son who was killed during the battles in Hama's eastern countryside. She receives condolences without speaking a word to anyone. While she visits her son's grave, a media activist approaches her, trying to get an interview, but she refuses to make any statements. Her late son had enrolled in an opposition battalion, which fights under the banner of the Free Syrian Army, in the central province of Hama.

Opposition forces aim to retake Yabroud in Rif Dimashq

(Rif Dimashq - Yabroud) An Al-Qalamoun-based opposition commander revealed to Syria Newsdesk that the battalions, which withdrew from the city of Yabroud, in Rif Dimashq, are currently "amassing their troops and going through a process of reshuffling their ranks", aiming to "retake the city" that was seized earlier this week by regime troops, backed by the Lebanese Hizbullah militia.