Reports say Syriac Christians were among those killed in a bombing campaign Turkish forces launched across northeastern Syria beginning Oct. 9.
The bombing campaign appeared to target Christian and Kurdish enclaves in the cities of Qameshli, Kobani and others. Shelling also hit the border town of Nusaybin, in Turkey, where the oldest church in a region once dominated by the earliest Christians is located. In Qameshli a bomb struck Mar Gorgios Assyrian Church.
The Syriac Union Party, led by Christians from the Hasakah region, issued a statement condemning Turkish attacks and warning that the existence of Syriac Christians and other Christian communities in northeast Syria is in danger if the conflict continues. (BP)