Hardline militants targeted today the predominantly-Christian city of As-Suqaylabiyah with mortars and homegrown missiles, killing at least one person and wounding 4 others.

Local activists said the attacks occurred as people of As-Suqaylabiyah gathered in large numbers to celebrate the Palm Sunday.

A raw video was filmed featuring nearby explosions while prayers were celebrating at the Peter & Paul church in the city.

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Extremist militants fighting for the Saudi-backed Ahrar Ash-Sham, and the Syrian al-Qaeda branch, Jabhet al-Nusra, control large swathes to the north, namely Qalaat al-Madiq, Kafr Nabudah and Kafr Zita.

As-Suqaylabiyah, located nearly 48 km to the northwest of Hama, is an ancient Aramaic city that served as a defense line for the historic city of Apamea (founded nearly 300 BC).

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23 Comments on "In Video: Islamist militants shell church during Palm Sunday mass"

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Tremendous very interesting

El Cid Asaei
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Fuckoff you wanker!

KellynSyria
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@Syria_Protector #RuAF Destroy the Islamist Militants Palm Sunday! https://t.co/qHfDBA163p

DEDICATED DOCTORS
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disinformation propaganda ???? REAL MUSLIMS WILL NEVER DAMAGE OTHER RELIGIONS SYMBOLS BC ITS AGAINST OUR TEACHING ✔

daeshit sucks
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daeshit sucks

Just subdue then dhimi and humiliate them, if I refer to Q’ran

vic the whip
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vic the whip

This is true,so called muslims have been radicalized by literature and wahabism and zionist money and is bringing down the happiness of islam.

Stevie Leeson
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@leithfadel Its not palm Sunday, Palm Sunday is before Easter. This is a false story, or an old story.

adefr
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adefr

It is the Palm Sunday for the christians that are using the Julian calendar, like Eastern Orthodox, Greek-catholics, etc

rockos2
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rockos2

Today is Palm Sunday for Orthodoxs.

Jeremy
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Jeremy

It’s Palm Sunday for Orthodox Christians…

Yousef
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Yousef

You’re talking about the catholic one. Today is for the Orthodox.

GermanAgainstNATO
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GermanAgainstNATO

The Orthodox Church is Celebrating Eastern next week.

rockos2
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rockos2

Palm Sunday for Orthodoxs was yesterday (24-04-2016)

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Seeing this makes me seethe at my fellow Americans who elected as President, and the RE-elected after four years of his tyranny, someone who hates western culture, and tacitly support for Islamism. He refuses to allow Christians who remain trapped in these barbaric countries asylum, yet they are the only Syrians who are truly being ethnically cleansed. Meanwhile, the Shia and Sunni of Syria, who each have counties nearby dedicated to those religions to where they could escape, to say nothing of huge swathes of territory within Syria itself, get top priority in the Asylum queue. Obama is an anti-American… Read more »
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CoyoteDreaming

You’re thinking of the Republican Congress. Obama did not want to arm the rebels, Congress did. Obama has opened up to receiving Syrian refugees, but Republican governors have closed some state borders. I remember all these quite well.

Vilas Tamhane
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If Trump looses election, even in Western countries Christens should forget Churches and start visiting Mosques
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daeshit sucks
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daeshit sucks
I don’t think so : you see just a few thousands christians converting to Islam every year, I’ve red that about 4 to 6 millions muslim are converting to christianism every year. Now christianism is n°1 religion in Africa. In fact, christiannism has the biggest grow rate of any religion… The fact is that salafism is just pulling people out of Islam and this old hippie named Jesus is clearly very appealing to them… And BTW, you are totally confusing muslims and salafi wahhabist islamists and if you consider west european country from the religious POV, atheist humanism is n°1… Read more »
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Don’t you mean if Hillary or Cruz wins?

daeshit sucks
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daeshit sucks

You must be a real hero of Jihad, fighting for God, to shell a church full of children.???? Bravo! ????…

a Muslim
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a Muslim

No. They are not Islamist. They are so called Islamist. There is a big difference between these two.

teevee
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teevee

no they’re not Islamist, they’re Wahhabis that are not Muslims but devil worshipers.

a Muslim
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a Muslim

You’re right. I meant that. The muslims themselves defend christians and their churches from these motherfuckers.

daeshit sucks
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daeshit sucks
You spot the devil worshipers at their acts, not by what they say as anything they say is to deceive (taqqiyya)… I agree : wahhabism has nothing to do with God and must be stopped and I don’t care for oil. BTW, cars could run without oil for near 50 years now… Modify your car to run on bio-diesel or electricity then you’ll get it barred to be driven on roads in a lot of country… Unfortunately, these sick motherfuckers are just pawns on a chessboard they don’t even understand and, as long as the real masters of puppets ain’t… Read more »
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