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Al-Nusra Front, the Al-Qaeda-affiliated Syrian rebel group, on Sunday evening claimed responsibility for the killing of Dr. Anas Abdul-Razzaq Na'em, the governor of Syria's Hama District, in a car bombing attack.
Na’em was killed in Hama's al-Jarajmeh neighborhood, according to Syrian state television, which blamed “terrorists” for the attack.
Al-Qaeda terrorists had filmed their execution of three innocent drivers near Iraqi-Syrian border and posted it on line. According to a YouTube video uploader, the Free Syrian Army members (Al-Qaeda) killed the men just because they did not say a prayer correctly.
ALEPPO, Syria — Aleppo is basically “Little Syria,” a melting pot, representative of the diverse ethnic and religious groups that make up the nation. Christians in Aleppo have tended to live together in close-knit communities in neighborhoods usually clustered around churches.
It would be very accurate to describe some areas of Aleppo as “Christian,” although this by no means implies any sort of self- or outside-imposed segregation or discrimination. Residents of other faiths are found, and get along just fine in those areas. It is just that they are predominantly Christian.
Unfortunately, by a stroke of peculiarly bad luck, all the Christian neighborhoods are on or near the frontlines in the parts of Aleppo divided between regime and rebel control. They have seen more than their fair share of fighting, “collateral damage” and a long line of civilian casualties.