Battle for Syria Christian town of Maaloula continues

14/9/13 A BBC correspondent in Syria has said the battle for an ancient Christian town is continuing, despite reports that government forces had retaken it. Jeremy Bowen said that a heavy gunfight with rebels was continuing in Maaloula, with smoke rising into the sky. He added that he had not seen evidence confirming religious sites had been damaged ...

Battle for Syria Christian town of Maaloula continues

12/9/13 A BBC correspondent in Syria has said the battle for an ancient Christian town is continuing, despite reports that government forces had retaken it. Jeremy Bowen said that a heavy gunfight with rebels was continuing in Maaloula, with smoke rising into the sky. He added that he had not seen evidence confirming religious sites had been ...

Syrian army moves to retake Maaloula

Members of the Free Syrian Army arrive at the Convent of Saint Takla in Maaloula, Monday, Sept. 9, 2013, to dismiss rumors that they were burnt. (The Daily Star/Syrian Media Center/YouTube grab)

10/9/13 BEIRUT: Syrian troops launched an offensive Monday against rebel-held positions on hills overlooking a mainly Christian village as they moved to regain control of the ancient community near the capital, Damascus, activists said. The battle for Maaloula has stoked fears among Syrian Christians that the alternative to Assad’s regime – which is made up mostly of ...

Leaders urge caution over reports of priests’ fate

By Lauren Williams The Daily Star 14/8/13 BEIRUT: Religious leaders urged “prudence” amid swirling rumors over the fate of three Christian priests reportedly kidnapped in Syria. Italian Jesuit Priest Paolo Dall’Oglio, a prominent critic of the Syrian regime and advocate for inter-religious dialogue, has been missing since July 29 after he traveled to the northeastern city of Raqqa ...

Armed Rebels Massacre Entire Population of Christian Village in Syria

27/5/13 Armed rebels attacked a village in Syria's Western province of Homs and slaughtered all its Christian residents on Monday. (Ahlul Bayt News Agency) - The armed rebels affiliated to the Free Syrian Army (FSA) raided the Christian-populated al-Duvair village in Reef (outskirts of) Homs near the border with Lebanon today and massacred all its civilian residents, including women and children.    The ...

Christian clergymen in Syria released a statement

28/8/2012 The leaders of Syria’s Christian communities have delivered an announcement and criticized the calls for emigration and the warnings against their parishes. Armenian tert.am informs about this referring to the Akhbar-TS. According to the source the clergymen said that only the “language of a constructive dialogue” could be acceptable to the local Christians. They reportedly met in ...