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MP tells Christians to act rather than watch Syria in despair

by Aaron James

Victoria Prentis, Conservative MP for Oxford North, was speaking as the war reaches a climax, with reports up to 100,000 people remain trapped in the city of Aleppo after the Syrian government, backed by Russia, virtually recaptured it on Tuesday.

A ceasefire was then instated and coaches were dispatched to allow civilians and rebel groups including Islamist extremists to be evacuated, but it was broken and tens of thousands remain trapped in the city after bombing started happening again.

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Smoke rises following a Syrian government air strike on rebel positions in eastern Aleppo, Syria
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A Syrian army soldier places a Syrian national flag during a battle with rebel fighters at the Ramouseh front line, east of Aleppo, Syria

It's unclear who broke the ceasefire and why. There are reports several people have been killed since.

Efforts between Syrian, Russian and Turkish leaders to restart the ceasefire and evacuate civilians and rebels are said to be happening.

Prentis has been holding #SingingforSyrians events (example, below) which have been raising money for the most vulnerable in Syria.

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Speaking on Premier's News Hour, she said: "What I said at the big flagship service in St Margaret's last night was: 'right, in the next ten minutes you're all going to do something'.

"Those who want to can pray. The next thing they were going to do was sing - everybody can sing.

"Singing is not just a slick, nice idea. We're showing the people of Syria that we remember them... in some way it's a light in a dark world. But then we very much encourage them to give money to alleviate the real, practical effects of the darkness.

"So that's my three-point message. Everybody can do something."

Listen to Premier's Marcus Jones speaking to Victoria Prentis MP on the News Hour:

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