Syria Christian Nun Claims Rebels, Not Assad, Set Off Chemical Weapons

By Morgan Lee , CP Contributor - October 2013 Caution: The report linked to in this article contains graphic images of the casualties of the August 21 Syria chemical weapons attack. A Syria-based nun has claimed that the chemical weapons attack in Syria in August was caused by rebel groups, contradicting claims by the United States ...

Battles rage in Syria Christian town: security source

15/9/13 DAMASCUS:  Syria's army battled rebels for control of the ancient Christian  town of Maaloula near Damascus  on Saturday, a security official told  AFP, a week after opposition fighters took the area. At the same time, rebel units were fighting jihadists in the east, near the  border with Iraq, as were Kurdish fighters in Hasakeh province in ...

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 ...

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 ...

‘Shadow war’ targets Christians in Syria

John L. Allen Jr.  17/7/13 Christian minorities face threats in many parts of the convulsed Middle East today, but perhaps nowhere is the danger more acute than in Syria amid that nation's bloody civil war. An Internet video that went viral in late June, purportedly showing the beheading of three Christian clergymen by Syrian militants, was initially believed ...

Syria’s Christian Community Under Attack

30/3/13 Beirut -- The plight of Syria's Christian community has returned to the fore once again this week after opposition forces claimed that the Assad regime has targeted churches in the Deir Ezzor region. Websites affiliated with the Syrian opposition posted videos allegedly showing damage to churches in the region as a result of air raids carried ...

Syria Christian refugees in Lebanon fear Islamist rebels

Alexandra Sandels and Patrick J. McDonnell Los Angeles Times 22/8/2012 ZAHLE, Lebanon — For most of the refugees streaming across the border into Lebanon, Syrian President Bashar Assad is to blame for the violence back home and the rebel effort to oust him is laudable. For the traumatized Christians among them, it's often the opposite. The rebellion, led by ...