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Archbishop’s office attacked in Syria

September 23, 2013

Mortar shells have damaged the headquarters of the Melkite Greek Catholic Archdiocese of Aleppo in Syria.

Since summer 2012, the city, Syria’s largest, has been the site of fighting between the Syrian government and rebel forces.

“There are no victims only because the shots were fired at night,” Archbishop Jean-Clément Jeanbart told the Fides news agency. “The city is strangled and the situation is worsening day by day. As citizens we feel trapped, and do not know what our fate will be. We have a short supply of goods.”


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  • Posted by: Minnesota Mary - Sep. 23, 2013 6:53 PM ET USA

    And just who is responsible for the shelling? Assad or the rebels?