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Sunday, May 19, 2019

Christian leader escapes suicide bomb assassination in Syria

After attack Patriarch Ignatius Aphrem II, together with accompanying senior leaders of the Syriac Orthodox Church, survived an assassination attempt on Sunday morning during Pentecost liturgy at the Church of St. Gabriel in Qamishli, Syria. While the patriarch escaped death, current reports indicate that several others were killed and wounded. The attack took place during commemorations of the genocide against Assyrians Christians and Armenians.

The attack in the city of Qamishli took place as locals gathered at a hall to commemorate the deaths of tens of thousands of Christians by the Ottoman army starting in 1915 in what is known as the Armenian massacre.

Patriarch Ignatius Aphrem II, together with going with leaders pioneers of the Syriac Orthodox Church, survived a death endeavor on Sunday 19 June. A suicide plane masked as a minister attempted to invade a congregation administration in the little Syrian town of Qamishli, where Christians had accumulated to honor the Assyrian genocide, which they call “Seyfo” (signifying “Sword”). The genocide, in which somewhere in the range of 3.5 million Christians, for the most part Armenians and Assyrians, died under Turkish Hassock principle, crested in 1915 and is honored by Assyrian Christians every year. Ethnic Assyrians are the indigenous Christian individuals of the locale, and have a place with an assortment of sections, including the Syriac Universal Church. Christians in Syria told a Barnabas contact that one of the admirers assembled at the congregation cautioned the Patriarch’s bodyguards when she understood the outsider was not from the Syriac Church nor even Assyrian. Not able to achieve his planned target and obstructed by individuals from the Assyrian Christians’ own “Sotero” (signifying “Ensure”) security staff, the man exploded his explosives, executing two bodyguards and harming scores of different devotees

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