(Photo Selwanos Boutros Alnemeh Facebook page)Teresa Neumann (Nov 5, 2013)

“We have shouted aid to the world, but no one has listened to us. Where is the Christian conscience? Where is human consciousness? Where are my brothers? I think of all those who are suffering today in mourning and discomfort. We ask everyone to pray for us.” -Archbishop Selwanos Boutros Alnemeh

(Syria)—It has come to light, though not so much in the mainstream press, that the “Biggest Christian Massacre” in the Syrian Civil War occurred on October 21, when Islamic militants attacked the town of Sadad, a 2,000-year-old village, rich in historic landmarks and archaeological sites, with Christians comprising ten percent of the population. (Photo: Selwanos Boutros Alnemeh Facebook page)

As reported in the Christian Post, a total of 45 Christians in Sadad were killed and 30 bodies of Christian civilians were uncovered in mass graves there.

Said Archbishop Selwanos Boutros Alnemeh, the Syriac Orthodox Metropolitan of Homs and Hama, “For one week, 1,500 families were held as hostages and human shields. Among them children, the elderly, the young, men and women. Some of them fled on foot traveling 5 miles from Sadad to Al-Hafer to find refuge. About 2,500 families fled from Sadad…”

The report also noted that eyewitnesses said the city, with a population of 15,000, had been entirely destroyed and looted.

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