An airstrike by US-led coalition warplanes, most likely American, killed a family of seven in Syria's northern Aleppo province on Monday, while dozens of civilians were killed by Syrian government forces throughout the war-ravaged nation.
Many Syrian Christians have already fled the country and those who have remained have mostly stayed out of the conflict even though they have often been attacked by Islamist rebel groups who accuse them of being pro-Assad.
According to the Russian Sergei Lavrov, it is the Syrian rebels who are responsible for the August 21 chemical attack on Damascus suburbs and Russia has substantial proof which it plans to discuss at the UN Security council.
Recent allegations of chemical weapons use by the Syrian government that reportedly killed hundreds, especially women and children, has finally propelled the US to act despite lack of solid political support from Americans.
The Syrian rebel military chief Salim Idriss said that the opposition would not enter any negotiations until the rebels controlled Aleppo, Damascus, and Deraa and also Bashar al-Assad and his generals had left the country.
The International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC) announced on Sunday that the conflict that has wracked Syria since March 2011 and claimed more than 10,000 lives is now a full-blown civil war throughout the entire nation.