Syrian rebels attack Christian suburb, historic town
October 23, 2013
Syrian rebels have renewed their attacks on Jaramana, a largely Christian suburb of Damascus, according to multiple news agency reports.
In addition, the Saudi newspaper Arab News reported that the “new flash point” of the Syrian conflict is Sadad, a largely Christian town of 3,000 where Aramaic is still spoken.
Members of the Al-Nusra Front, an Al-Qaeda affiliate, are attacking the town because of its strategic location and its hospital, rather than because it is Christian, the newspaper stated.
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