Christian woman martyred by Syrian terrorists

Friday, July 19, 2019
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Charlie Butts (OneNewsNow.com)

Syria and surrounding countriesThere has been a new example of the danger for women in Syria – especially Christian women.

International Christian Concern had learned that a 60-year-old Armenian Christian woman, who had maintained sexual purity all her life, disappeared from her village in northern Syria earlier this month. Spokeswoman Claire Evans explains that the villagers of al-Yaquobiyeh launched a search for Suzan Der Kirkour.

"The following day her body was discovered," Evans tells OneNewsNow, "and [an autopsy revealed] that she had been repeatedly raped during that time and that she was killed by being stoned. This is something that shocked the community because there's almost no women living in this village."

In fact, only an estimated 18 women remain in the mostly Christian village.

"Christian women in Syria are extremely at risk because they're living in a war zone," the ICC spokeswoman shares. "The men are being forcibly recruited and drafted into competing armed forces, and [the women are] just basically left behind with young children to try to survive."

The region in which Der Kirkour was martyred is dominated by the terrorist group Jabhat al-Nusra, which had been part of al-Qaeda. The area was supposed to be a safe haven for displaced people, but the remnant left behind is hardly in good hands.

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