Skip to comments.Al-Qaeda-linked rebels take Syrian Christian village, activists say
Posted on 09/08/2013 5:39:12 AM PDT by tobyhill
Rebels including al-Qaeda-linked fighters gained control of a Christian village northeast of the capital Damascus, Syrian activists said Sunday. Government media provided a dramatically different account of the battle suggesting regime forces were winning. Independent information has been nearly impossible to come by in the 2.5-year-old conflict in Syria.
Maaloula, a scenic mountain community, is known for being one of the few places in the world where residents still speak the ancient Middle Eastern language of Aramaic.
The rebel advance into the area this week was spearheaded by the Jabhat al-Nusra, or Nusra Front, exacerbating fears among Syrians and religious minorities about the role played by Islamic extremists within the rebel ranks.
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More proof that alQaeda is bad
Which members of Congress do you think want to help alQaeda?
And were the Nusra Front weapons supplied or facilitated by the Obama Administration? This is exactly what Obama is driving for. If he brings down Assad, the Christians and Alawites will be slaughtered and Obama will be a step closer in creating the Greater Caliphate.
Last I heard it was over 80% against.
Activists: Syrian rebels take Christian village
“A Maaloula resident said the rebels, many of them sporting beards and shouting Allahu Akbar, or God is great, attacked Christian homes and churches shortly after moving into the village overnight.
“They shot and killed people. I heard gunshots and then I saw three bodies lying in the middle of a street in the old quarters of the village,” said the resident, reached by telephone from neighboring Jordan. “So many people fled the village for safety.””
Prayers for the Syrian Christians going up.
Silence from Obama. Obama resents Christianity.
You know a tree by it’s fruit.
I’m always hearing about how much American debt is held by the Chinese, but never the Saudis. One wonders.
Surprisingly, we owe only 256 billion to the Gulf States. Considering Congress' behavior, I would have thought it was more.
This is like Kosovo and Lebanon all over again. Remember the US supporting the Muslims in Kosovo and the numerous churches blown up and burned? See the pattern?
Where’s Spetsnaz when you need them?
The Saudis buy Congressmen, not treasury bonds. They get a lot more than a 3% return.
Show me the data, please.
They get a lot more than a 3% return.
So do the Chinese, it just doesn't show up as clearly.
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