120,000 People Starving in Syrian City Besieged by ISIS

Source: ChristianHeadlines.com

January 28, 2016


At least 120,000 people in the Syrian city of Deir al-Zor are starving while ISIS continues to besiege the city.

Christian Today reports that, since 2011, ISIS has been in conflict with the Syrian Armed Forces and the Free Syrian Army in the city. The Islamic State has gained control of most of the region.

Archbishop Jaques Behnan Hindo of Hassaké-Nisibis in Syria has warned that the city is in grave need of help.

"[J]ihadists have intensified the siege by not bringing food", he told Fides news agency.

"The few products that are still found – tomatoes, canned sardines, some tea – are sold on the black market with prices more than tenfold.”

The Archbishop added that before the siege, there were around 1,000 Christians living in Deir al-Zor, but now there is only one.

Not only is starvation killing Deir al-Zor residents, the Islamic State is also adding to the death toll.

Earlier this month, ISIS militants killed 300 civilians, mostly women, children, and the elderly.

The UN has released a report warning of foot shortages in the city and dire conditions for remaining residents.

horns1313@htmail.com1/29/2016 9:37 pm
the hope and change false narrative of the current administration under Obama has only brought hope an change to terrorist. once the world leader in peace an freeing the oppressed we have become impotent. our friends don't trust us and our ever growing list of enemies don't respect us. the sad truth is no Muslim countries are excepting migrants to their nations while the western countries are flooding over with insurgents. these people are not seeking a better life, rather the invasion of Islamazation. what we have in America is a wave of welfare recipients an terrorist. further to date the deportation of Christians and Jews escalates the welcome mat is extended to jihads. the world is at the most dangerous point ever. that includes both world wars an the cold war. we don't have a president anymore , rather an emperor who circumvent the constitution and propagates the lie that Islam is the religion of peace. let me make this perfectly clear, on 20 Jan 2017 things will change as the United States will return to her position of the leader of freedom an protection from the threats of radical Islamic terrorism. then real hope and change takes place.
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