Five Christian children were killed Sunday in what is described as a “targeted attack” by Islamists in Syria during Islam’s holy month of Ramadan.
“Several people were murdered in the town of al-Suqaylabiyah Sunday in what is believed to be a targeted attack against Christians,” according to Christian Broadcasting Network.
“The Associated Press reports that five children ranging from ages six to ten, and one woman were killed near a monastery during an assault on the town,” the report continued.
Eight others were injured when rockets rained down on the church.
“The kids went out to play after some days of calm,” Father Maher Haddad reportedly said. “”A rocket struck near a group of children, instantly killing five and wounding others… the woman was killed in a nearby street by a separate rocket.”
A vague group of “Syrian rebels,” otherwise known as radical Islamists, were blamed for the attack. In response, Syrian troops fired several rockets into the southern portion of the Idlib province, which is the last radical Islamist stronghold in Syria.
“Idlib has been rocked by an increase in violence since April 30,” the report said. “Syrian troops have been on the offensive for days and have repeatedly launched airstrikes against rebel forces there.”
April 30 marked the beginning of Islam’s holy month of Ramadan.
From The Geller Report:
Ramadan is the “the month of conquest and jihad” Muslim religious leaders have long exhorted devout (active) Muslims to use the holy month of Ramadan as a sacred opportunity to attack non-Muslim infidels in “the United States and Europe.” Ramadan is “the month of conquest and jihad,” and encourages Muslims to “be ready” to attack the infidels in their own lands.
A jihad group explained it back in 2012: “The month of Ramadan is a month of holy war and death for Allah. It is a month for fighting the enemies of Allah and God’s messenger, the Jews and their American facilitators.” Referring to a jihad attack that happened at that time, the message continued: “One of our groups aided by Allah managed to bomb a bus full of Jewish tourists, plunderers of holy lands, after careful tracking. The holy war is not confined to a particular arena and we shall fight the Jews and the Americans until they leave the land of Islam.”
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