Trapped Christians in Homs promote reconciliation initiative
June 13, 2012
About 400 Christian civilians and an equal number of Sunni Muslims are trapped in the Syrian city of Homs as fighting between the regime and opposition forces rages around them, the Fides news service reports.
Christian leaders in the city have thrown their support behind a “Mussalaha” (“Reconcliation”) movement and its efforts to achieve a ceasefire and promote negotiations between the two sides.
Christians in Homs had previously received an ultimatum from the leader of opposition forces in the area, who told them that if they remained in the city their lives would be endangered.
- Christian and Sunni Civilians trapped in Homs: negotiations for a cease-fire (Fides)
- Christians at risk as Syria begins 'slide into hell' (CWN, 6/12)