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Rebel rockets rain down on Christian quarter in Aleppo

July 20, 2016

On a single day last week, 250 rockets rained down on the largely Christian quarter of west Aleppo, which is controlled by the Assad regime.

In west Aleppo, Christians “at least have the right to live and the right to believe in our faith,” Father Ibrahim Alsabagh, a Franciscan friar, told Aid to the Church in Need—with the situation far different in rebel-held areas.

With Aleppo now experiencing “the worst moments in its history,” and prayers and cries of despair filling the air in his neighborhood, the priest appealed to the West to close the border from Turkey to Syria, “through which the weapons, food, and fighters” pass to support the rebels.

“Anyone who shoots rockets at residential houses, churches, schools, and hospitals is not a ‘moderate rebel,’” he added.

 
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  • Posted by: padrecatolico - Jul. 21, 2016 5:19 PM ET USA

    Are these the same rebels that the US government is arming, along with the ones who recently beheaded a 12 old child?