Syrian survivors speak at U of M Tuesday

February 10, 2014 in Faith Matters by David Waters

Three survivors of the poison gas massacres in Syria last summer are scheduled to speak Tuesday at the University of Memphis.

“Voices from Syria” will be held from 5:30-8:30 p.m. in the University Center Ballroom. Refreshments will be served. The free event is being sponsored by the Syrian American Council and the Muslim Student Association of the U of M.

Last August, the Syrian regime attacked civilians with poison gas in two towns near Damascus, killing 1,400 people. Afterward, the regime promised to give up the weapons to avoid a U.S. military strike.