Melkite Greek Catholic Patriarch of Antioch and All the East Gregorios III Laham called for stopping the “international war of genocide” against Syria.
He was speaking in a statement condemning a terrorist massacre that was committed against civilians in Qalb Lawze village in the countryside of Idleb province.
At least 30 residents of the village were killed at the hands of terrorists from “Jabhat al-Nusra” and “Ahrar al-Sham Islamic Movement” on Wednesday night. Five of those killed were members of one family.
The terrorists also looted and burned tens of houses.
The Patriarch expressed in his statement “deep sorrow” over the killing of “innocent people” in Idleb.
“We raise our voices loud and clear in the face of the criminal organizations and in the face of the Arab world and the European world,” said the Patriarch, referring to the involvement of some Arab and Western countries in supporting the terrorists in Syria and the silence of other countries on the crimes committed there.
He dismissed what is going on in “dear Syria” as “an international war of genocide,” calling on those sides to stop this war.