Beleagured Syrian Christians fear fall of Assad

People sing at a service in an Armenian Orthodox church in Damascus. Christians think they are being targeted in Syria

Dusan Stojanovic Associated Press-November 2013 DAMASCUS, Syria — Sami Amir is used to the deep, echoing rumble of Syr-ian army artillery pounding rebel positions on the outskirts of Damascus. It’s the thump of mortars launched from an Islamist-controlled neighborhood that scares him to death. Mortars have hit repeatedly in his mainly Christian district of Damascus, al-Qassaa, reportedly killing ...