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Syrian Christians fear bleak future after Assad

Syrian Christians fear bleak future after Assad

by Barbara Surk
The Associated Press

Published Dec 23, 2012 07:08PM MDT

Beirut • With Christmas just days away, 40-year-old Mira begged her parents to flee their hometown of Aleppo, which has become a major battleground in Syria’s civil war.
Her parents refused to join her in Lebanon, but they are taking one simple precaution inside their besieged city. For the first time, Mira says, her parents will not put up a Christmas tree this year for fear their religion might make them a target.
“They want to stay to guard the property so nobody takes it,” said Mira, who spo...

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