By: Hollie McKay / Fox News : It’s been more than five years now since the two most important figures in Syria’s Christian communities were kidnapped in a no-man’s land between rebel and regime-held territory, whisked away without a trace – and not heard from since . It was broadly assumed Archbishop Yohanna Ibrahim and Archbishop Boulos Yazigi – respective heads of the Syriac and Greek Orthodox Churches in Aleppo — were captured by ISIS or al-Qaeda, both of whom have a vicious history of persecuting Christians. But some of those who have investigated the case are now questioning the validity of that long-held theory, and asking if the Syrian government of Bashar al-Assad might have been involved. متابعة قراءة Five Years After Syrian Archbishops’ Abduction, Christians Need Help Finding Answers
علم مراقبو المرصد الآشوري لحقوق الانسان في محافظة نينوى العراقية بقيام قوة استخباراتية تابعة للجيش العراقي بمداهمة المركز الثقافي المسيحي التابع لكنيسة مار كوركيس للسريان الكاثوليك في بلدة برطلة ذات الحضور المسيحي ( شرق مدينة الموصل) وذلك يوم الخميس المصادف في 12 تموز / يوليو 2018.
(AINA) — The Assyrian Monitor for Human Rights has released a report titled The Good Shepherd – A Report on Brutality Against Christian Clerics in Syria. The report documents the suffering of Christians in Syria, who over the course of seven years have been the innocent victims of a conflict that became a proxy war for global and regional powers. The report focuses on crimes and acts of brutality against Christian clerics from all Christians denominations in Syria, acts which were committed by unidentified persons.
June 26, 2018 : A report about violence against Syrian church leaders during the ongoing civil war shows that clerics have been beaten, abducted – five are still missing – and killed, and that 2013 was the worst year.
Jamil Elias Diarbakerli / Executive Director, Assyrian Monitor for Human Rights
Syrian Christians have strong historical and cultural ties with Syria as confirmed by documents and historical and contemporary events. They view it as the homeland of their parents and ancestors, and they look forward to a future for themselves there, despite all the tragedies that have befallen them, and are befalling them, from dictatorial regimes as well as from the forces of extremism, which are two sides of the same coin.