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Christians given ultimatum to leave Syrian city

Posted by seumasach on June 12, 2012

Catholic Culture

11th June, 2012

The 1,000 Christians remaining in al-Qusayr, a city of 30,000 in west-central Syria, were recently given six days to leave, according to an ultimatum delivered from the minarets of local mosques.

Amid attacks by Islamist rebel factions, the majority of the city’s Christians fled in early spring.

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