20 August 2012, 21:03

Syrian Christians under rebel siege

Syrian Christians under rebel siege

According to television reports in Lebanon, all 12,000 or so residents of the Christian-populated Syrian village of Rabla in Homs Province are under watertight siege by anti-government rebels.

After 10 days of siege, the people have run out of supplies but cannot leave for fear of being machine-gunned.

Many analysts fear that the Syrian conflict may result in a bloody communal mess involving the governing Alawites, the majority Sunnis, the Christians and the Kurdish community.

Interfax

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