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Archbishop calls for British military intervention against Islamic State

October 22, 2015

The Melkite Greek Catholic archbishop of Aleppo, Syria’s largest city, has told a British tabloid that “if nothing is done, it is not impossible that all the Christians in Syria may be wiped out.”

“There is a fundamental threat to Christianity from ISIS,” Archbishop Jean-Clément Jeanbart said in an interview with The Daily Express. “Many people have been abducted, many people have been killed, many people have been beheaded, many people have been persecuted, it is a terrible situation.”

The prelate, who criticized both the Assad regime and Syrian rebel forces, said that Syrians are “relaxed” and “positive” about Russian airstrikes and also called for British military intervention against the Islamic State.

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