Reuters News – A community of Syrians converted to Christianity from Islam is growing in Kobani, a town besieged by ISIS for months, and where the tide turned against them four years ago.
The converts say the experience of war and the onslaught of a group claiming to fight for Islam pushed them towards their new faith. After a number of families converted, the Syrian-Turkish border town’s first evangelical church opened last year.
U.S. air strikes and Kurdish fighters beat ISIS at Kobani in early 2015, in a reversal of fortune after taking swaths of Iraq and Syria. After years of fighting, U.S.-backed forces ended the group’s control over populated territories last month.