“Christians in Syria are becoming more and more afraid of the situation in the civil war-hit country and are finding themselves in greater need of humanitarian aid,” the Christian Post reports.
By Stoyan Zaimov
8/6/2012 Syria (Christian Post) – Christians in Syria are becoming more and more afraid of the situation in the civil war-hit country and are finding themselves in greater need of humanitarian aid, a bishop from the embattled city of Aleppo has said.
“People are terrified,” said Chaldean Christian Bishop Antoine Audo last week. “They fear a situation that is becoming more and more violent and uncertain.”
Like a host of other cities across Syria, government forces are battling rebel troops set on taking down the regime of Syria’s President Bashar al-Assad. Thousands of people have already fled the war-torn areas, but those trapped in the crossfire are running out of food and basic supplies.
“People are sleeping in schools, in parks,” Audo continued. “There is a great human need now.”
“People don’t know what will come next,” the bishop added. “We are looking at what happened in Egypt, in Tunisia, in Iraq, the uncertainty.”
On Friday, reports said that another 20 people lost their lives in clashes in Aleppo, bringing the total casualties of the day across the country to 110. On Wednesday, the fighting had spread to Bab Tuma and Bab Sharqi, two traditional Christian districts of the capital city of Damascus.