Christianity near extinction in Qamishli after Turkish bombardment
The Sick Man of Europe Turkey
...Qatar's satrapy in Asia Minor...
’s offensive in northeast Syria has further undermined Qamishli’s already fragile Christian population.
Already dwindling following the war with the Islamic State
...formerly ISIS or ISIL, depending on your preference. Before that they were al-Qaeda in Iraq, as shaped by Abu Musab Zarqawi. They're really very devout, committing every atrocity they can find in the Koran and inventing a few more. They fling
Allah around with every other sentence, but to hear western pols talk they're not
...embracing their inner Islamic Brute...
), Qamishli’s Christian community was again forced to flee as
Ottoman Turkish-backed Syrian militias threatened to overrun the city.
The war with ISIS pushed all but 50,000 Christians out of Qamishli, according to SDF estimates. The recent
Ottoman Turkish shelling drove another third of them out of the town where they have lived for centuries.
Posted by: trailing wife 2019-10-19