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Syrian bishop sees US strikes as hasty, dangerous

April 07, 2017

A Syrian bishop has criticized the American air strike on Syria, saying that it took place without an adequate investigation into the chemical-weapons attack in the Idlib province.

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Bishop Georges Abou Khazen, the vicar for Latin-rite Catholics in Aleppo, said that he was “baffled” by the speed with which the US acted. “This military operation opens new disturbing scenarios for all,” he said.


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  • Posted by: R. Spanier (Catholic Canadian) - Apr. 09, 2017 10:59 AM ET USA

    Similar concerns from Syriac Catholic Patriarch Ignace Joseph Younan and Chaldean Bishop Antoine Audo of Aleppo are expressed in the story "Catholic leaders in Syria criticize U.S. missile strikes" on