Advocate: Turkish forces doing ‘soft’ ethnic cleansing in northeast Syria

AMMAN, Jordan — Despite Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan reportedly assuring U.S. Vice President Mike Pence that his forces would not persecute religious minorities in northeastern Syria, people on the ground say minorities are being targeted. Amnesty International reported that the Turkish military and its allied Syrian armed groups have demonstrated a “shameful disregard for […]

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Turkish planes bomb Syria, causing panic among Christians, others

AMMAN, Jordan — Turkish warplanes have begun attacking northeastern Syria, causing widespread panic among Christian and other religious communities caught up in the aerial bombardments. “Christians and others are extremely worried,” Syriac Christian political leader Bassam Ishak told Catholic News Service by phone Oct. 9. “The Turkish bombing seems designed to push people out of […]

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