Mission Network News
February 18th, 2013
"The United Nations warns that the war in Syria is becoming religiously fragmented. The anarchy from that invites a war crimes tribunal. Christian Aid Mission spokesman Bill Bray explains, "The more radical the attackers, the more jihadist are the attacks against the Assad regime." Rebel jihadists are blamed for hiding military targets among civilians. The government response means "we're having a hard time with the national workers, getting materials in. Everybody that can leave the country is leaving the country." But for those who can't, it's because they're under siege in their homes. "Killing seems to be random. [It] seems that anybody who's not a combatant is fair game," which is what makes aid deliveries so risky. However, Bray says believers are bringing in supplies. Prayer sustains them. "The Gospel witness that's occurring is limited to kind of like grief counseling, and trying to give the hope and the love of Christ." "
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