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Posted on 04/07/2014 3:11:24 AM PDT by markomalley
How many of these savage news reports is it going to take before good and decent leadership fights against this horror?
Residents Flee Syria Christian Town After Militants Kill 80, BOS news (thanks to David)
Churches have been attacked, Christians killed, in Syria.
DAMASCUS, SYRIA (BosNewsLife) Aid workers remain concerned over dozens of mainly elderly Christians in north-west Syria, after Islamic militants overran a Christian town, killing some 80 people, and forcing thousands of local residents to flee.
At least 13 Christians were beheaded, churches were desecrated and homes looted, said the Barnabas Fund, which supports Christians in heavily Islamic nations.
Militants from the al-Qaeda-[terror group] linked al-Nusra Front [and groups] Sham al-Islam and Ansar al-Sham attacked Kessab on the Turkish border early on Friday March 23, Barnabas Fund told BosNewsLife in a statement.
Around 3,000 Armenian Christian residents fled for their lives, taking refuge in neighbouring Latakia and Bassit.
However, a dozen or so families with members too elderly to leave remained in Kessab and were subsequently taken hostage, Barnabas Fund said. Of those who fed, some relatives were reportedly staying with relatives and and friends, but many Christians were seen sheltering in over-crowded church buildings.
Barnabas Fund said partners in Syria have been helping the displaced Christian families, who fled empty-handed.
The group explained that its workers are are providing food, clothing, hygiene materials and other essentials.
Following the Islamist takeover of Kessab, a strategically important town, the Syrian army launched a counter-offensive to regain control of the territory but fighting still continues, according to aid workers.
Kessab was the last border crossing with Turkey still in Syrian government hands. It had previously been relatively peaceful and was full of refugees who had fled violence in other parts of Syria, Barnabas Fund said.
Barnabas Fund expressed concern that Turkey, which has sided with the rebels in the Syrian civil war has provided access for fighters, money and supplies, and allowed hundreds of Islamist militants to cross its border on Friday to attack Kessab.
Christians have expressed concerns that Islamic militants have infiltrated what is known as the Free Syrian Army, an armed structure with a wide variety of rebels.
Tensions between the Syrian government and Turkey intensified when the Turkish military shot down a Syrian fighter jet recently that crossed its border on during a battle over the town.
In published remarks the Armenian National Committee International, which represents Armenian Christians, condemned the attacks on Kessab and Turkeys role in them.
For months, we have warned the international community of the imminent threat posed by extremist foreign fighters against the Christian minority population in Syria. The Armenian National Committee of America (ANCA) has reportedly written to American President Barack Obama urging him to press NATO ally Turkey to stop facilitating attacks by foreign fighters associated with US-designated terrorist groups.
ANCA said Turkeys actions were a horrifying and bitter reminder of the Armenian genocide. It recalled that between 1894 and 1923, more than 1.5 million Armenian and Assyrian Christians were killed by the Turkish forces. Turkey has denied there was an Armenian Genocide, saying many died of starvation and hunger. (With reporting by BosNewsLifes Stefan J. Bos).
3rd century muzzies and nothing more than rabid animals.
The actions of the “RELIGION OF PEACE” been blessed by the lazy, go along to get along christian communities in the west, the media and the politicians in government.
May western leaders who refuse to condemn and fight these horrific acts have a sizzling place in Hell awaiting.
Funny, I don’t remember Christians in Syria being treated this way BEFORE the civil war. I wonder why?
Subhuman savages acting like subhuman savages always do.
Tell me again why the left is in love with subhuman savages?
The US is getting ready to send more arms to the Jihadis aka FSA.
There will be no help for Christians from the USA. Obama and minions turn the other cheek.
John McCain’s heroes.
American tax dollars at work.
Obama will be sending them a bonus.
May the wait be short.
Solution for this failed excuse for a religion:
Nuke Mecca and make it a worldwide depository for toxic waste. Execute all captured Islamic terrorists. Feed remains of all dead Islamic terrorists (including suicide bombers) to pigs. Convert all mosques to use for waste disposal. Commit any holdouts of Islam to insane asylums.
Fighting the Plague of Mohammedanism, the Cult of the Sword. (Do you monitor these threads, CAIR? )
From scum comes scum, and that is the history of Islam.
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