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SYRIA: Militants From Al-Nusra Handed “Death Certificates” To Citizens In Ma’loula


A Christian lady from Ma’loula, now living in Syrian Capital Damascus, explained to an international news agency that militants from al-Nusra group handed citizens “certificates of death” and threatened to harm women and children should the men fail to comply with whatever orders were given to them. She recalled how Christians were told to pay tributes to al-Nusra in order to stay alive.

Ma’loula is a Syrian settlement with Christian sanctuaries and monuments stretching back for more than 16 centuries into the past, yet it has been scarred, traumatized, desecrated and deeply wounded by the war in Syria and militancy.