DAMASCUS, SYRIA (BosNewsLife)– Syrian Christians and rights activists say Islamic militants have begun deploying rockets to target Christian sites, killing at least five young children this month alone.
The announcement follows international concern about reports that rebel forces based on the outskirts of Damascus daily fire mortar shells at the capital, which is firmly under government control.
In one of the latest attacks five young children were killed and many others injured when suspected Islamic militants, who are among the rebels, launched two rockets at a Christian school, BosNewsLife learned Friday, November 29.
The children were boarding the school bus to travel home for lunch at the time of the attack, said Voice Of the Martyrs Canada (VOMC), an advocacy group supporting persecuted Christians in the area.
Though nobody claimed responsibility for the attacks, VOMC told BosNewsLife that it was convinced that “the militants are attempting to displace Christian communities” in this heavily Islamic nation.
“Militants often deploy rockets at Christian sites, including schools.”…