Friday, January 04, 2013
The situation of people fleeing Syria continues to worsen. In one area alone—the Jazirah region, the nexus of northwestern Iraq, northeastern Syria and southeastern Turkey (the smallest section)—the population has increased by a half-million. “Most have flooded the area from Homs, Damascus and Aleppo and Deir- Ez-Zor.”
Vatican Radio interviewed Syria’s Catholic Archbishop Jacques Behnan Hindo. Links to the interview are available in its summary report.
Wiki-image of NASA view of Al-Jazirah region is in the public domain.