Christians in northeast Syria appeal for prayer for safety

Posted August 19, 2019 11:16 pm by Editor

Christians in northeast Syria appeal for prayer for safety

AMMAN, Jordan — Groups representing Christians in northeast Syria are appealing for prayer, fearful that Turkey plans to make good its numerous threats to invade the region with its military forces.

Since November 2018, Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan has threatened to launch a large military operation east of the Euphrates River to “clear Kurdish terrorists” from the area. Syriac Christians view it as a pretext to enter more of Syria in a bid to change the northeast’s demographic of Kurds and Christians, just as Turkey did in Afrin, Syria, in March 2018.
The Christians’ appeal was issued by the Syriac National

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