BREAKING NEWS - Destruction of Saint Maroun Tomb and church.
--Today the Turkish planes have targeted the archaeological and religious site of Saint Maroun in the area of Brad, located south of Afrin , Syria.
The Director of Antiquities and Museums Mr Mahmoud Hammoud told SANA that " the Turkish bombing have destroyed many important archaeological buildings in northern Syria, including the Julianus Cathedral that includes the shrine and tomb of Saint Maroun and it is one of the oldest Christian churches in the world that goes back to the end of the fourth century AD ". (Since January 2018, the Turkish military is launching an operation in Afrin District against the Kurdish-led Democratic Union Party and its armed wing in Syria.)
We pray for an end of violence, war and death in Syria and the middle East. Lord have mercy.
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