Deadly violence continues to hit religious minorities in Syria. In the latest incident, a prominent Dutch priest has been shot dead in the central city of Homs.
Reports say an armed man came into Frans Van der Lugt’s house, took him outside in the street and shot him twice in the head. Syrian media have also confirmed his death. Van der Lugt spent nearly five decades in Syria. He is known for insisting on staying in Homs despite the deadly violence there.