‘Together for Al-Hasakah’ is the name of a worldwide appeal issued today by Bishop George Khoury which has the aim of bringing international pressure to bear to try and put an end to the barbaric cutting off of water supplies to civilian communities in Syria.
The Greek Melkite eparch strongly condemned ongoing war crimes directed against civilian populations in the al-Hasakah province of north-east Syria. Parts of this area of Syria are illegally occupied by Turkish and U.S. military forces, both of which collaborate and provide protection to armed groups of terrorists which aim, with the collusion of Turkey and the USA, to set-up sectarian fiefdoms independent of the Syrian government.
The Al-Hasakah region of Syria is traditionally home to large Christian populations, many whom found sanctuary in Syria during the Turkish genocide directed against millions of Christian Armenians, Assyrians and Greeks during the First World War. But the Christian population has once again been decimated by terrorist war imposed on them by foreign powers playing geo-political ‘games’ for control of regional oil and gas supplies.