Village In Syria Celebrates Christmas After The Fall Of ISIS | NBC News NOW

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Published: 12/25/2019 12:27 AM

After the fall of ISIS, Christians in Syria have been able to return to their churches and celebrate Christmas. NBC's Bill Neely got a rare look inside the community. » Subscribe to NBC News: » Watch more NBC video: NBC News Digital is ...

Now to syria, where the full of isis means christians can return to churches that were once under attack. Nbc'S chief global correspondent bill neely gives us a rare look inside a village in syria. That'S celebrating christmas. Good morning guys, christians in syria have had little to celebrate over the last eight terrible years of war, but in one small town, where christians have hidden in the mo ...
ntains for hundreds of years, they can now celebrate christmas and their freedom in the biblical landscape of a Country, scarred by war lies a place almost broken by it. Malala is a christian town in mainly muslim syria and once a place of pilgrimage until it became a battleground rebels, capturedit and fought off syria's army were kidnapped. I was there caught in the middle of a firefight, 500 yards away, rebels are pinning them and us down here. A christian monastery became a sniper's nest, and this night there was here on this on this window. The bullet holes remain, but today the church is ready for christmas and ready to celebrate to help the resurrection. If you like a resurrection. Yes for almost 2000 years, this has been a place of refuge for christians. They literally dug themselves into the side of these mountains. Now is serious war draws to an end.

They say they feel safe again, since the liberation effect was, it was safe. It wouldnot be threatened anymore rebels. Gunmen, snipers have never tried to come back, no, no, but they have suffered and they grieve lost lives like millions in syria. For many, there is no rebirth. Rebuilding this town isn't quick. Some who fled have never returned nor of the tourists who once came to melilla in their thousands. What many syrian christians most people here support president assad and believe america didn't do enough to defeat islamists like isis, there's no hatred in the town where they speak aramaic. Once spoken by jesus and where they celebrate his birth in a safe haven, once again, hey nbc news viewers, thanks for checking out our youtube channel, subscribe by clicking on thatbutton down here and click on any of the videos over here to watch. The latest interviews show highlights, and digital exclusives thanks for watching.

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