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Christmas lights re-appear after dark years for Syria’s Christians

On 1 January 2010, al-Qaeda famously bombed the Saints Church in Alexandria, Egypt, killing 23 people and injuring 97. Syrian pundits argued back then that this could “never happen to Syria,” claiming that there was no serious jihadi threat like the one in Egypt or Iraq. Scores of Iraqi Christians had been arriving in Syria […]