Syria: Massacre of children in Homs; three Christians kidnapped

Bombed building in Homs
Syria: Massacre of children in Homs; three Christians kidnapped | Syria, Akrameh. suicide bomb, Alawite, Assyrian Human Rights Watch
At least 41 children were killed in a double attack carried out yesterday that devastated the area surrounding a school in Homs, in the urban area controlled by government forces. The massacre was one of the most severe in terms of children who died since the beginning of the conflict in Syria.

According to official Syrian sources, a car bomb and a suicide bomber caused two explosions, as children were coming out school in the suburb of Akrameh. The area is inhabited mainly by Alawites, the same religious group that the Assad family belong to.

Eleswhere yesterday, local sources confirmed, to the Assyrian Human Rights Watch, the abduction of three Christians in the city of Tel Tamar, in the north-eastern province of Hassaké. The kidnapping has been attributed to the jihadist faction that has its stronghold in the nearby city of Raqqah.

Source: Fides