“Residents Flee Syria Christian Town After Militants Kill 80,” BOS news (thanks to David)
Churches have been attacked, Christians killed, in Syria.
DAMASCUS, SYRIA (BosNewsLife (external - login to view)) — Aid workers remain concerned over dozens of mainly elderly Christians in north-west Syria, after Islamic militants overran a Christian town, killing some 80 people, and forcing thousands of local residents to flee.
At least 13 Christians were beheaded, churches were desecrated and homes looted, said the Barnabas Fund, which supports Christians in heavily Islamic nations.
“Militants from the al-Qaeda-[terror group] linked al-Nusra Front [and groups] Sham al-Islam and Ansar al-Sham attacked Kessab on the Turkish border early on Friday March 23,” Barnabas Fund told BosNewsLife in a statement.
“Around 3,000 Armenian Christian residents fled for their lives, taking refuge in neighbouring Latakia and Bassit.”
However, “a dozen or so families with members too elderly to leave remained in Kessab and were subsequently taken hostage,” Barnabas Fund said. Of those who fed, some relatives were reportedly staying with relatives and and friends, but many Christians were seen sheltering in over-crowded church buildings.
- See more at: Christians Flee Syrian Town After Muslims Kill 80, At Least 13 Christians Beheaded, Churches Desecrated, Homes Looted | Pamela Geller, Atlas Shrugs (external - login to view)