According to the Assyrian Democratic Organization, 20,000 of the formerly 22,000 Syriac Assyrians in the country have emigrated.
The church was being built as a replica of Istanbul’s Hagia Sophia.
Islamic groups of various kinds threaten the safety and stability of war-torn Syria
Regionally, Iranian-backed factions in Iraq and Syria disrupt attempts for peace and restoration
The patriarchal see of the Assyrian Church of the East has been closed for nearly a decade
Many of Raqqa’s Christians fled the country, seeking refuge in Lebanon, Turkey and beyond, and never returned.
Today, Christians account for less than 1% of Idlib’s residents.
The extinction of Christianity in the Middle East accelerated dramatically in the early 20th century amid the Armenian genocide.