Conflict & Justice

Why Syria's Christian Community Supports Assad

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The Arab League has voted to oust Syria from the 22-member bloc. It's also demanding to send 500 observers to Damascus to help implement a peace plan.
That's welcome news, even to those who continue to support Syrian President Bashar al-Assad.

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(This story is based on a radio interview. Listen to the full interview.)

Among them, members of Syria's Christian minority in the Syrian city of Aleppo. Host Marco Werman talks to Mar Gregorios Yohanna Ibrahim, Archbishop of Aleppo. Ibrahim says his congregation supports Assad because he's their president.

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