Al-Qaeda-linked rebels recently targeted a mostly Christian town in Syria, firing missiles and killing at least 10 people.
“The massacre of innocent Christian civilians, including children, in Mhardeh is a tragedy of great proportions,” Claire Evans, regional manager with the International Christian Concern, wrote on their website.
“The carnage of Syria’s civil war has left Christians disproportionately affected, as they have been violently targeted by all sides and factions. As the Syrian war enters what is expected to be the deadliest conflict yet, we must keep the Christians who are trapped in the region in our prayers.”
Reports say the town is a prime target for groups like Hay’at Tahrir Al-Sham and the Free Syrian Army (FSA) due its close proximity to the jihadist-filled surrounding towns.
“All we can do now is to pray,” a local resident told the Norwegian newspaper Dagen. “The only thing we feel is grief. Please pray for us.”