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Syrian Conflict Fuels Islamic Ethnic Cleansing Of Christians
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The Lebanese city of Zahle sits high in the Bekaa valley, on the ancient highway that connects Damascus to Beirut and the world beyond.

To reach it from the coast by road in December you climb sharply through a series of hairpin bends - every few minutes you catch a glimpse of the steep highland scenery as a gap appears in the raw, foggy air.

Zahle - a Christian city - has known dark times.

It became a dangerous frontline as the armed forces of Syria intervened in Lebanon's long, complex and bitter civil war in the 1980s.

In a very similar conflict in the 1860s it was torched by besieging Druze and Turkish fighters after its Christian defenders were defeated. Civilians were massacred in the bloody aftermath.
Return and rebuild

These days, Zahle is a place of safety.

Christian families fleeing the violence and chaos of Syria's civil war just a few kilometres further down that


Added: Dec-17-2012 Occurred On: Dec-17-2012
By: drynwhyl
Regional News, Politics, Syria, Religion, History
Tags: christianity, islam, middle east, syria, conflict, demographics, persecution, ethnic, cleansing, assad, fsa
Location: Syria (load item map)
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  • Look Leftie scum there are actually BROWN coloured Christians,can you see that also makes you RACIST as 90% of you despise Christianity,fucking hypocrites.

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    • @RustyNail 

      Ok, I'm gonna have to slap your dumb ass for that remark. This coming from an idiot from the UK.. what has the world come to. You filthy mother fuckers.

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  • hell id welcome em over here as long as they dont bring that middle eastern bullshit.

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  • Many Christians have fled Syria of fear for their lives. The ones that could not afford to leave are forced to stay and pray no harm will reach them and their families. A lot of Assyrian Christians that could not leave the country have fled to the Hasakeh area (especially villages around Khabour river). I also know the men in these villages have armed themselves to protect their families should the FSA invade their homes.

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  • Christians were coexisting with Muslims there for 1.4 K years

    This new western fueled backed supplied things are killing Muslims more than Christians

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