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Christians Concerned About Turkish Attacks in Northeast Syria

Voice of America News reports: “Syrian Christian leaders are expressing concerns over escalating Turkish attacks in northeast Syria, saying the recent military activity has driven many Christians and members of other minority groups from their homes.

Military officials in the region said last week that Turkey carried out attacks against the Christian-majority town of Tel Tamer and surrounding villages.

‘The Turkish shelling recently destroyed two schools, a municipal building, a bakery and a power line in the area,’ said Matai Hanna, a spokesman for the Syriac Military Council, a major Christian militia in northeast Syria.

‘This is against international law, which prohibits the targeting of civilian infrastructure,’ he told VOA…”

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