Thank you so much for watching our penultimate program at the school year.
I'm Carl Azuz.
Our first story today on CNN Student News actually started more than 2 years ago.
That's when the violence began in the Middle East nation of Syria.
In March of 21,some people started protesting against Syria's government.
The government reacting with force eventually rebels armed themselves started fighting back.
The United Nation estimates that nearly 70,000 Syrians,most of them were civilians have been killed in the country civil war.
Both sides were claimed victories in it,the latest victory is by the government.
On Wednesday Syrian forces took control on the city of Qusayr.
That's after nearly 7 weeks of fighting.
Qusayr is in a strategic location which is why it's important both the government and the rebels.
Syrian Official celebrating the victory,rebel groups are promising continue the fight despite losing this battle.
Thousands of civilians living in Qusayr don't know what their future holds.
Next we're moving over to Europe,where a couple of countries Germany and Czech Republic are struggling to severe weather.
Large areas of Central and Eastern Europe being hit by these floods right now.
And in Czech Republic several people have died.
A lot of water that you seeing here in Meissen actually is coming from the Czech Republic.
CNN reporter Frederik Pleitgen was in the German city of Meissen where river levels are more than 4 times higher than average.
Here is what looks like other parts of Germany,
what's happening is that heavy rain is cause the waters and several major rivers like the Danube and the Elba,to rise.
These images from the Czech Republic.
A huge part of that country in under state of emergency,tens of thousands people been evacuated because of these floods.
Forecasters are predicting more heavy rain for this weekend.