Vatican agency Fides has reported that around 800 civilians of different sects are detained in several neighborhoods of Homs. They appealed for competent parties to leave the areas in which insurgents take control over. “Syrian Arab Army announced its willingness to allow all civilians to leave, but a terrorist called Faysal “Aboman” refused to allow citizens to leave, claiming that their departure may open the door for Syrian Arab Army to break into the very areas in which gunmen control, asserting that militants use residents as human shields in their confrontation with Syrian Arab Army, which has been giving great sacrifices in order to save souls”.
On the other hand, the Vatican agency quoted witnesses, “a group of militants have occupied the Church of St. Elijah of the Roman Catholics near Homs; break the gates and converted it into a base by who seemed to be radical Islamic members”.
Officials condemn such unrespectable act that pays no respect for the holiness of the place. Church authorities in Homs Parish has requested not let conflicts slides into desecration of churches and holy sacred sites for all religions which live side-by-side in Syria.
Source: Breaking News