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Why Syrian Christians Back Assad

Christian and Muslim clerics gather at a funeral for four children killed by rebel mortars. Image by (c) Reese Erlich. Syria, 2013.

Tens of thousands of Christians have fled Syria with many more internally displaced. Christian areas of Damascus are under attack from rebel mortars and rockets. In this story for the English language service of German state radio, Radio DW, Reese Erlich reports from Damascus about why Christians back Assad.