September 11th, 2013 SYRIA:
Christians Growing Despondent in Aleppo Rebels have tightened the siege on Aleppo in retaliation for territory retaken by the Syrian Arab Army (SAA) in the south and center. Sources report that Christians in Aleppo are growing despondent as they rapidly lose weight, health and hope. Those whose homes have been totally destroyed are now squatting in empty office buildings without amenities or food. Many fear that a rebel invasion is imminent.
Last week five busloads of Armenian Christians left Aleppo for the coast. Subsequently, rebels linked to the Syrian Islamic Front took control of the road to Aleppo, cutting SAA supply lines. Nobody knows what has happened to the Armenians.
A Protestant pastor in Aleppo tells how his young son recently asked him when the rebels will come and kill them for being Christians. He says the men of the church are preparing for a rebel invasion and for death.
Source: Religious Liberty News Bulletin
Please pray for Syrian Christians caught in the middle of the conflict, particularly those in Aleppo. Pray that God will sustain them through this difficult time and deliver them from the hands of the wicked.
"Show Your marvelous lovingkindness by Your right hand, O You who save those who trust in You; from those who rise up against them. Keep me as the apple of Your eye; hide me under the shadow of Your wings." Ps. 17:7-8
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