Syrian Rebels Kidnap Nuns as They Invade Christian Town of Maaloula Again

 Katherine Weber, Christian Post Reporter - 3/12/13 Syrian rebels have reportedly re-entered the historic Christian town of Maaloula, north of the country's capital of Damascus, this week while battling forces loyal to the country's President Bashar al-Assad. The rebel forces have been occupying the small, predominately Christian town intermittently for the past several months as they ...

Syrian Christians flee enclave

14/9/13 Almost all the Christians living in the ancient Syrian village of Maaloula, which has been under siege by rebels for more than a week, have fled, according to a senior church leader. The Damascus-based Greek Melkite Patriarch Gregory Laham III told Vatican Radio that witnesses told him that when the rebels moved into Maaloula they threatened ...

Famed Syria Christian town falls into hands of Nusra jihadists

5/9/13 Islamist rebels in Syria seize army checkpoint leading into Christian town of Maalula as fighting rages on ground. BEIRUT - Islamist rebels in Syria seized an army checkpoint leading into the Christian town of Maalula on Wednesday, a rights watchdog said, as fighting rages on the ground. "Jihadists from the Al-Nusra Front and Islamist rebels attacked a ...