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Hear more about what life is like in war-torn Syria

Correspondent 3rd Nov, 2016

THE WAR in Syria is hardly out of the news and now residents in Alcester can learn first hand what the situation is like inside the beleaguered city of Aleppo.

There will be a special talk in Alcester Town Hall on Friday November 11 organised by the Alcester Refugee Fund.

It will be delivered by ‘Rami’ someone who managed to escape Syria’s besieged second city on behalf of the Christian charity Open Doors.

His talk could not be more pertinent, with Iraqi forces at the gates of Mosul and Aleppo currently the crucible of the conflict in Syria.

“The most tragic place in Syria at present is surely Aleppo, the country’s biggest city where the 300, 000 remaining inhabitants are being killed, little by little, with total disregard to the ‘rules’ of war,” said Frank Wood of the Alcester Refugee Fund.

“While there are some Jihadists in the ranks, the great majority are anti-Assad adult men and a great number of children and ordinary citizens who happen to be caught up in the nightmare.”

Rami is a Syrian Christian and an Open Doors field worker, who was born and brought up in Aleppo. Though he now is based in the UK, he still keeps in contact with his family and friends there and travels regularly to the Middle East making the case for persecuted Christians and advocating for their rights.

There will be a Q&A session after Rami’s talk.

As usual, entrance is free with a collections basket available at the end plus there will be light refreshments.

A close harmony trio will provide some music for the evening.

Open Doors is a charity which works through the Church but helps both Christians and Moslems.

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