SYRIA: High Cost of Maintaining the Christian Presence
  • 28 November 2019

On 11 November at least two bombs were detonated in Qamishli; one outside a church. At least six civilians were killed and more than 20 wounded. Rev Hovsep Bedoyan (43), an Armenian Catholic priest in Qamishli, was driving his father and two church members to Deir ez-Zor where he was overseeing the reconstruction of a […]

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SYRIA: Bomb Attack on Qamishli Church
  • 18 July 2019

On Thursday 11 July, the Syriac Orthodox church of the Virgin Mary in Qamishli, North-east Syria, was targeted in a car bomb attack. Although there were no known fatalities, state media reported that 11 civilians were injured and that the church and nearby properties sustained material damage. The attack on the church, which is in […]

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Suicide Bomb Attack Changes Delfiana’s Life
  • 12 December 2018

Delfiana wasn’t interested in church and would often complain about going, that is until she was the victim of a suicide bombing attack outside her church building. On 25 September 2011, when Delfiana was just 18 years old she walked outside of her church and was immediately struck down when a suicide bomber detonated a […]

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Nine-year-old Clarissa Survives Church Blast
  • 20 November 2018

Nine-year-old Clarissa Angeline was at church one day in Indonesia when an explosion took place in their church building injuring her and severely injuring her mother who spent three months recovering in hospital. On Sunday 13 May, Clarissa and her mother left for their church service at 6am as they do every week. During the […]

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SYRIA: Christian Village Bombed, 12 Killed
  • 13 September 2018

On 7-8 September, several missiles were reportedly fired by al-Qaeda-linked rebels toward the predominately Christian town of Mhardeh, Syria. Reports indicate that the missiles carried cluster bombs, killing at least 10 civilians and seriously wounding at least 20 others. Two more died later in hospital. Five of the dead were children under 15, three from […]

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