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Blue Marists continue work in Syria

04/05/2015: Syria

Since our last message, the tensions in Aleppo have significantly increased with the bombing of the predominantly Christian quarters. 

The Suleymaniye neighborhood was targeted on April 11.
The Farhat Square was then bombed, causing severe damages to the Maronite cathedral and the headquarters of the Greek-Catholic bishop. 

Then the Orthodox Armenian cathedral “the 40 Martyrs” was levelled to the ground. Mortars fell on the Kostaki Homsi Street, the main artery of the city center, and on the Telal quarter, now abandoned by the inhabitants. 

The club of Aleppo was under fire on May 1. The Siryane Al jadide quarter was attacked the next day and Mogambo was attacked on May 3, killing and wounding several. 

Many families have fled and searched refuge in the cities on the coast.

Water and electricity are rarely available, if not completely cut. The ADSL internet connection was lost over 40 days ago. Only lucky people with 3G can access internet, but with slow and inconsistent connection.

Thank God there are no victims among us, the Blue Marists, and among those who benefit from our various programs. We are continuing with our projects, despite all. 

Although we receive many messages via Facebook and email, we cannot reply them. We thank you all.

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N.A. Maristes Alep

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