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His Holiness Escapes Assassination Attempt

June 19, 2016

On Sunday, in the city of Qamishili, our Patriarch HH Ignatius Aphrem II gathered along with many in memory of thousands of Christians massacred in 1915.  His Holiness led the ceremony to commemorate the deaths the in Sayfo Massacre. In midst of this, a suicide bomber tried to enter the gathering however security guards who are from the Sotoro, Christian military in Syria, stopped him. The suicide bomber detonated him among the security forces, killing three Sotoro forces, and wounding five. Sources say that the suicide bomber could not reach his target, which was His Holiness past the security check. 11162330_952826608082562_5765905168360648751_n