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Prelate pleads: don’t send weapons to Syria

October 04, 2012

The Greek Orthodox archbishop of Homs, who has fled to Aleppo, is pleading with Western nations not to arm either side of the Syrian conflict. “I took refuge here after the offensive on Homs,” said Archbishop George Tauma Abu Zakhem. “”I left a city in flames and now I’m again in a city in flames. You need to refer my appeal to the West and world: stop sending weapons to Syria! They are destroying a beautiful country, cradle of civilization and ancient traditions, in addition to killing thousands of innocent people.” “Some are sending weapons to one side or the other, without anyone saying anything,” he added. “They destroyed a pearl of beauty that attracted millions of visitors from around the world. They pillaged, devastated and killed innocent people, and all this without anyone lifting a finger to stop this senseless madness. Disgrace has fallen on this poor nation.”


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