Syria's latest battle: The PR fight over sanctuary for Christians

0407-syria-crisis-kessab-PR-fight_full_380Since taking over the Armenian town of Kessab, the Syrian opposition has tried to show it, too, can protect minorities. The regime is determined to disrupt the effort.

Rebel fighters from the Islamic Front are seen outside a church in the Armenian Christian town of Kessab April 4, 2014. Islamist insurgents launched an offensive around March 20 into Syria’s Latakia region on the Mediterranean coast, taking both the border crossing with Turkey and the Armenian-Christian town of Kessab on the Syrian side.

Ammar Abdullah/Reuters

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