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Syria: Church protests over 'ethnic cleansing' of Christians from Homs

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    Syria: Church protests over ethnic cleansing of Christians from Homs hile the Syrian opposition forces have been guilty of violence, abuse and torture - as
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      Syria: Church protests over 'ethnic cleansing' of Christians from Homs
      hile the Syrian opposition forces have been guilty of violence, abuse
      and torture - as stated in a report released yesterday by the NGO Human
      Rights Watch - in Homs, Church leaders say there is "an ongoing ethnic
      cleansing of Christians", carried out by members of the Brigade Faruq,
      close to Al Qaeda.

      A note sent to Fides by the Syrian Orthodox Church, which includes 60% of Christians in the country, says that militant armed Islamists have managed to expel 90% of Christians from Homs and confiscated their homes by force.

      According to Orthodox Metropolitan sources, the militants went door to door in the neighborhoods of Hamidiya and Bustan al-Diwan, forcing Christians to flee, without giving them the chance to take their belongings.

      The Faruq Brigade is run by armed elements of Al-Qaeda and various Wahabi groups and includes mercenaries from Libya and Iraq.

      Read more @
      http://www.indcatholicnews.com/news.php?viewStory=20088
      http://www.thecuttingedgenews.com/index.php?article=72500&pageid=17&pagename=News
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