Syrian Priest Shot Dead By Assad Thugs While Giving First Aid to Wounded Man

A Syrian priest was killed by Assad forces in Hama while giving aid to a wounded man on the street. A top official from the Red Crescent was also shot dead while traveling in a vehicle “clearly marked” with its emblem when he was killed.

The Syrian regime says “terrorists” killed a Christian cleric and a regional Syrian Red Crescent chief. (Naharnet)

CNN reported:

A Red Crescent official and a priest were among the two dozen reported killed Wednesday in Syria, where a pro-government militia stormed neighborhoods in a city already notorious for an earlier revolt.

The Red Crescent and the International Committee of the Red Cross called for Syria to investigate the killing of Abd-al-Razzaq Jbeiro, the Red Crescent secretary-general for Syria and the head of its operations in Idlib province. The international Red Crescent said Hisham was driving in a vehicle “clearly marked” with its emblem when he was killed.

“Syrian Arab Red Crescent volunteers administer life-saving first aid to the injured,” the Syrian organization’s president, Dr. AbdulRahman al-Attar, said in a written statement. “Like all medical personnel, they must be allowed to carry out their work in safety.”

Jbeiro was on his way back to Idlib from a meeting in Damascus when he died, the Red Crescent said. The state-run Syrian Arab News Agency said he was shot in the head by a “terrorist group.”

In the flashpoint city of Hama, security forces and pro-government militias assaulted neighborhoods overnight, an opposition activist group reported Wednesday. Among the dead was a priest who was killed while trying to give first aid to a wounded man, according to the Local Coordination Committees of Syria, an umbrella group.

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