Maaloula Slowly Recovers as Devastation Persists for 6 Months since Terrorist Invasion
Six months after the US-backed « Free Syrian Army » (FSA) – aided by militants from the al-Qaeda-affiliated Jabhat al-Nusra (Nusra Front) – invaded the serene mountain town of Maaloula in Syria’s Qalamoun mountainous region, signs of the town’s devastation still persist till today. Many ancient religious centers have suffered considerable damage by the fighting between the terrorists and the Syrian Army.
Maaloula is a pilgrimage site for Christians worldwide. It is one of the few towns in the world that still speak Aramaic.
Azouzi & Maha