Christianity is slowly but surely disappearing in war torn Syria. The people have experienced more horrors than one can possibly imagine. The Bishop of Aleppo has also warned of the rapid decline of Christianity from the region.
A major reason behind this is the atrocities committed by ISIS. The question that arises here is that what more will ISIS do before the world will take action against it to stop the mass murders of man-kind. Syrian Christians are in great danger and may disappear soon.
The civil war has been going on since 2011 now and has claimed more than 320,000 lives and injured 1,500,000 people. A number of rebel groups are seeking to bring down the government of President Bashar al-Assad and during this on going conflict, Islamic radical terror group ISIS has claimed a significant chunk of Syrian territory.
Jeanbart admitted that the realities in the region are “complex and interwoven with many historical, social and religious nuances.They are afraid to leave their houses, they avoid going out of their cities or villages, or do so only to move to other regions where they hope to find a safe refuge. In dangerous zones like Aleppo and villages close to Turkey, what terrorizes the population more than the fighting and the bombing, are the kidnappings, the snipers, car-bombs, the shelling and the looting … all this culminating in the manifestation of ISIS.”
Hundreds have fled the region and hundreds mourn the heritage they have lost in this war. Entire families have been wiped out and as fighting continues, no body knows how many more will be lost.
ISIS needs to be defeated and the region needs restoration. The world needs to take action as ISIS has already done enough.