SYRIA: Christians in Aleppo are rejoicing this Christmas after the Assad government has crushed the Obama-backed jihadist ‘rebels’ and Islamic State terrorists

For all his faults, Bashar Assad has always protected minority groups in Syria.

Hundreds of residents gathered at Al Azizieh Square in western Aleppo on Tuesday, to watch the Christmas tree lights being turned on, in an attempt to establish some sense of normality in a city that has been a focal point of the Syrian conflict.

h/t Nate C