Ancient Christian city rises anew after surviving horrors of ISIS occupation


They have suffered the worst in the hands of Islamic State (ISIS) militants. They have seen some of the people they know kidnapped and killed for refusing to convert to Islam.
Now, Christians in the ancient city of Maaloula in Syria are beginning to pick up the pieces as they rise again through God’s help after falling under ISIS control and surviving the atrocities perpetrated by Islamic militants.
Maaloula became an ISIS target because it is one of the oldest Christian cities in the world. The city is located 35 miles northeast of the Syrian capital of Damascus.
Thankfully, the Syrian army fought hard and managed to liberate Maaloula after being under ISIS’ control for eight months.
For many families it is through God’s intervention that she and her family were able to survive such a horrific experience.