War Breaks Out Again in Syria

Kurds protest against the Turkish offensive in northern Syria during a demonstration in Sulaimaniyah, Iraq [Ako Rasheed/Reuters]
Turkey’s military offensive against north-east Syria is bringing death and destruction, panic and flight.

Barnabas Aid says Christians are fleeing the new war zone to places of safety. They are in desperate need of humanitarian aid, leaving homes and possessions behind.

Turkey’s targets include grain storage silos and water sources; international sources estimate that two million people will be badly affected in terms of basic life-sustaining needs.

Launched on Wednesday October 9, the Turkish operation is targeting a part of Syria that was relatively secure and stable during eight years of civil war. Overnight it has become a battlefield.

This region has substantial Christian communities, who are often seen as a peacekeeping buffer between the Arabs and Kurds. Already one Christian home in a Christian neighborhood in the city of Qamishli has been shelled. Two Christians have been killed by shelling in Qamishli and others wounded.

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SOURCE: Assist News