BBC News reports that over "200,000 Syrians have been killed since the country erupted into civil war in 2011, and Islamic State took control of swathes of the country in 2014."
Mr. Assad stands accused of "indiscriminate bombing in rebel-held areas" whereby his own people suffered tremendous loss of life and property. Due to this issue, Leaders of France, England, and the United States have not been willing to negotiate any kind of peace deal that included Assad remaining in power, a stand resisted by Russian President Putin. Now, because of the intensity of the refugee situation, "European leaders gathering at the UN are intensifying calls for a diplomatic push in Syria," with the possibility of Assad temporarily remaining in power during a transition as a compromise to enlist fuller cooperation.
In the book of Hebrews, Paul writes of faith and its power to procure justice. "Now faith is confidence in what we hope for" (Hebrews 11:1).
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