An American mission group says a pastor and his family have been murdered in Syria.
Christian Aid reports that a band of Sunni Muslim militants stormed into a house church meeting in October. They shot and killed a pastor and his wife and three children.
CBN News talked by phone with the Middle East director of Christian Aid Mission. He asked that we not reveal his name because he works extensively in the region.
The director described the martyred pastor whose name was Sami.
"I know he was a Muslim background believer. He was not a Bedouin. He had been in training for a while, and he was given help by Christian Aid Missions," he said "He was a very faithful, Godly person that the leadership really trusted in, and they really thought a lot of him."
Thirty-two Christian families associated with that murdered pastor are now seeking help to flee Syria.
Various mission groups report Syrian Christians are coming under increased attack by armed militants.