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Syrian Christians face mounting terrorist threat

Catholic World News - August 29, 2012

A series of terrorist bombings outside Damascus have struck Christian targets, testifying to the rising danger of sectarian violence in a country where the Christian minority has previously felt secure.

A bombing on August 27, followed up with two bombs at the funeral for victims of the first blast, caused at least 12 deaths and injured more than 50 people in Jarmana, a predominantly Christian suburb of Damascus. Christian residents report that they are under threat from Muslim extremists.

In the town of Zamalka, meanwhile, an entire family of Armenian Christians was founded murdered: decapitated in a style that suggests the work of Islamic terrorists. Christians fear that they are being portrayed as supporters of the incumbent Assad regime, and thus targeted as enemies of the Islamic groups involved in the effort to oust that government.

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