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Inside Syria: Aleppo’s Christians Arm Against Islamists:        Information Clearing House: ICH

Inside Syria: Aleppo’s Christians Arm Against Islamists:        Information Clearing House: ICH



Inside Syria: Aleppo’s Christians Arm Against Islamists

As foreign and local radicals rise amid the chaos of Syria’s civil war, Christians are taking arms from the Assad regime.

By Hugh Macleod, Annasofie Flamand and a reporter inside Syria

August 01. 2012 "Global Post" -- ALEPPO, Syria and BEIRUT, Lebanon — As evidence mounts that foreign Islamists are fighting alongside Syria’s increasingly radicalized rebels, Christians in Aleppo and elsewhere are taking up arms, often supplied by the regime.

“We saw what happened to the Christians in Iraq,” Abu George, a Christian resident of Aleppo’s Aziza district told GlobalPost. “What is going on in Aleppo is not a popular revolution for democracy and freedom. The fighters of the so-called Free Syrian Army are radical Sunnis who want to establish an Islamic state.”

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