Armenian church cross replaced with terrorist flag in Syrian city (photos, video)

14:49 • 27.09.13



An Islamist rebel group has launched a terrorist attack on an Armenian church in the Syrian city of Raqqa, replacing the Christian cross of an Armenian church with a terrorist flag.


A statement posted on several Facebook groups of Syrian-Armenians says the Islamist terrorist have hoisted a black flag symbolizing Al Qaeda on the church’s dome.


A video footage on the internet features the city’s residents attempting to return a church cross to its former place (but it isn’t known whether the cross belongs to an Armenian church in question).


People in Raqqa make calls of co-existence upon the Muslim and Christian residents of the city.


“The sacred values of the church have to be returned because there is only one Syrian nation,” a young man says in the footage.


 

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