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Christians trapped in Syrian village endangered by fighting

Catholic World News - January 11, 2013

An estimated 1,000 Syrian Christians are trapped in a small village in North Aleppo, threatened by heavy fighting between government troops and rebel forces.

Supplies of food and fuel to the village of Yaafoubieh have been cut off. “They are in a desperate condition; they could be wiped out,” a priest told the Fides news agency.

Father Francois Kouseiffi, a pastor in Beirut, gained his knowledge of the situation in Yasskoubieh from refugees arriving in Lebanon. Before the eruption of the civil war in Syria, there were about 3,000 Christians, Catholic and Orthodox, living in the village. Today only one-third remain.

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