In the province of Homs alone, rebel fighters have driven some 80,000 Christians out of their homes.
I visited Homs two weeks ago and spoke to an activist there by phone this week.
Most Allentown residents of Syrian heritage are Orthodox Christians from the Wadi-al-Nasara region in western Homs province.
In just two days, some 2,000 Syrian refugees have crossed the border to Lebanon, fleeing a monthlong assault on Homs.
The Syrian military seems to be massing to move into the rebel-held city of Homs, writes James Harkin.
A bequest was made to the evangelical church in Homs by one of her members who died in Egypt.
It was sixty-five miles to Homs and thirty-five more to Hamath.
The great Hittite Tells near Homs ought all to be examined by digging.
He had twenty sons who had all grown up and married in Homs.
On the 9th we were at Baalbek, on the 13th at Tripolis, and on the 15th at Homs.