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Syrian priest reports 'brutality without precedent'

Catholic World News - November 14, 2012

The civil war in Syria has created “an apocalyptic situation” for the country’s people, a Catholic priest in Aleppo says.

The priest—who reported anonymously in an email message to Italy’s ANSA news service—wrote of “bloodshed, injuries, deaths, refugees, people that are desperate, that have emigrated, are being detained, kidnapped.” He said that “bombs are dropped everywhere and any time” in Aleppo, where rebels and government troops are engaged in a heated battle. His own parish church was struck by artillery that destroyed doors, windows, and glass. “The nice façade of the church, made in carved stone, was shattered by the fragments.”

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