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(Spanish) Las milicias Islamistas asesinan a treinta Cristianos en la ciudad Siria de Sadad

by Ferran Barber | Independent Catholic News. November 06, 2013.

Posted: Thursday, November 07, 2013 at 06:28 AM UT


Assyrian Christians massacred by Islamic Arab terrorists that occupied the town of Sadad, Syria, November, 2013.
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Treinta cuerpos de cristianos asesinados por las milicias islamistas sirias han sido hallados en dos fosas comunes de la ciudad de Sadad. Con este nuevo hallazgo, ya asciende a 45 el número de civiles cristianos cuya muerte ha podido confirmarse en la mencionada población, situada entre Homs y Damasco. Otros muchos han sido heridos o permanecen desaparecidos.

La ciudad de Sadad, un asentamiento asirio en territorio sirio, fue invadida y ocupada por las milicias islamistas el pasado 21 de octubre y reconquistada recientemente por el Ejército regular sirio. Las dos fosas comunes fueron halladas por los representantes de la jerarquía religiosa local y de las familias de las víctimas, tras su retorno a la ciudad. Los funerales por los asirios asesinados fueron oficiados por el arzobispo Selwanos Butros Alnemeh, metropolitano siriaco-ortodoxo de Homs y Hama, en una atmósfera de indignación, miedo y profundo dolor. De acuerdo a las afirmaciones de varios testigos presenciales, muchos de los cristianos fueron asesinados por partidas del Frente Al Nusra y de Daash. La ciudad ha sido completamente destruida y saqueada. Algunos templos como la iglesia de San Teodoro han sido profanados por los ocupantes islamistas.

Sadad es un antiguo pueblo asirio, fundado dos mil años antes de Cristo y mayoritariamente cristiano. El grueso de sus fieles son siriaco-ortodoxos o jacobitas. Según el arzobispo de Homs y Hama, lo que ha sucedido en la localidad es la mayor de las masacres cometidas en los últimos dos años y medio de conflicto sirio. “Cuarenta y cinco inocentes han sido martirizados sin ningún motivo, y entre ellos hay muchas mujeres y niños. Otros muchos civiles han sido amenazados. Hay también treinta heridos y diez desaparecidos. Durante una semana, mil quinientas familias fueron utilizadas como escudos humanos. Parte de ellas huyeron a pie, viajando ocho kilómetros desde Sadad a Al-Hafer para encontrar refugio. Alrededor de 2.500 familias más huyeron de Sadad llevando consigo únicamente sus ropas. En estos momentos, se hallan refugiadas en distintos lugares situados entre Damasco, Homs, Fayrouza, Zaydal, Maskane y Al Fhayle”.

Butros ha informado de que “en estos momentos no hay ni electricidad, ni agua o teléfono en la ciudad. Todas las casas han sido destruidas y saqueadas. Las iglesias han sufrido daños cuantiosos y han desaparecido libros antiguos y valiosos muebles y objetos sacros. Tanto las escuelas como los edificios públicos y gubernamentales han sido demolidos. Y entre ellos, la oficina de correos, el hospital y la clínica local. Hemos pedido ayuda al mundo pero nadie nos escucha. ¿Dónde está la conciencia cristiana? ¿Dónde está la conciencia humana? ¿Dónde están mis hermanos? Pienso ahora mismo en todas esas personas que están sufriendo por la pérdida de sus seres queridos y le ruego a todo el mundo que rece por nosotros”.

Thirty bodies of Christians killed by Syrian Islamist militias have been found in two common graves Sadad city. With this new discovery, and amounts to 45 the number of Christian civilians whose death has been confirmed in the said town, situated between Homs and Damascus. Many others have been wounded or remain missing.

Sadad City, a settlement of Assyrian Syrian territory was invaded and occupied by Islamist militias on 21 October and recently reconquered by the Syrian regular army. The two mass graves were found by the representatives of local religious hierarchy and the families of the victims, after their return to the city. The funeral of murdered Assyrians were officiated by Archbishop Boutros Selwanos Alnemeh, Syriac Orthodox Metropolitan of Homs and Hama, in an atmosphere of anger, fear and grief. According to the statements of several eyewitnesses, many Christians were killed by Al Nusra Front and Daash. The city has been completely destroyed and looted. Some temples like the church of San Teodoro have been desecrated by the occupying Islamists.

Sadad is an ancient Assyrian town, founded two thousand years before Christ and mostly Christian. The bulk of the faithful are Syriac Orthodox or Jacobite. According to the Archbishop of Homs and Hama, which has happened in the town is the largest of the massacres in the past two years and a half Syrian conflict. "Forty-five have been martyred innocents for no reason, and among them many women and children. Many other civilians have been threatened. There are also thirty wounded and ten missing. For a week, fifteen hundred families were used as human shields. Some of them fled on foot, traveling five miles from Al-Hafer Sadad to find shelter. About 2,500 families Sadad fled taking only his clothes. Currently, refugees are located in different places between Damascus, Homs, Fayrouza, Zaydal, Maskane and Al Fhayle".

Boutros reported that "at present there is no electricity, no water or phone in the city. All homes have been destroyed and looted. Churches have suffered substantial damages and gone valuable old books and furniture and sacred objects. Both schools and public and government buildings have been demolished. And among them, the post office, the hospital and the local clinic. We sought help from the world but no one listens. Where is the Christian conscience? Where is human consciousness? Where are my brothers? Now I think of all those people who are suffering from the loss of their loved ones and please everyone to pray for us. "

About the author

Ferran Barber is a journalist, writer, reporter, video-producer and author of a novel and a few journalistic books. He has also directed several documentaries on international issues. But above all, Ferran is a traveller and has visited more than seventy countries in order to write about 3,000 reports of social guidance for the most important Spanish media and has received favorable reviews in most Spanish media.

Assyrians in Spanish-speaking countries can connect on the Facebook group established by Ferran Barber and fellow Assyrians called, Asirios, dedicated to the Spaniards and Latin Assyrians: https://www.facebook.com/groups/asirios/ | asirios@groups.facebook.com



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