Scores of Christians were killed by ISIS during the group’s occupation of al-Qaryatain, it has emerged.
CHR Comment: The report comes from the Syrian Orthodoxy patriarch who describes the Assad troops and ISIS fighters taking over Al-Qaryatain (see map). The ISIS imposed dhimmi status on Christians and a strict interpretation of Sharia law, which led to accusations that Christians were violating the law and ultimately to executions. The vast majority of Christians have fled the area. The second link is to a story mentioning human rights abuses and assaults on churches.