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Terrorists Massacre 400, Mostly Women & Kids, in Palmyra, Syria

Posted by feww on May 24, 2015

Global Disasters/ Significant Events

Islamic State Terrorists massacre 400 people in Syria’s ancient city of Palmyra (modern city of Tadmur, Homs Governorate), mostly women and children, said Syrian state television Sunday, media reported.

About a third of Palmyra’s population of 200,000 have fled the city since earlier this week, when the ISIS terrorists overrun the historic city, said the UN refugee agency (UNHCR).

The city was reportedly captured from the Syrian army on Wednesday.

Gaza Economy on the Verge of Collapse

Blockades, war and poor governance have strangled Gaza’s economy and the unemployment rate is now the highest in the world according to the latest World Bank economic update.

The youth unemployment is highest in the region at more than 60 percent.

Mass graves of suspected migrants found in Malaysia near Thai border

Police have discovered at least 30 mass graves containing the remains of hundreds of people in two location in the northern state of Perlis, near the Thai border, reported the Utusan Malaysia newspaper .

About 100 bodies were found in one grave alone, said another report.

“I reckon it was a preliminary finding and eventually I think the number would be more than that,” said the Malaysian Home Minister when asked about the number of mass graves discovered.

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