During his meeting in Ottawa with the Syrian and the Arab communities and some ambassadors accredited to Canada Wednesday, El - Khouri said Syrians are aware of the dangers of the conspiracies which threaten Syria adding that Syrian leaders have adopted wise decisions since the crisis broke out in the country on March 2011.
The archbishop referred to the ordeals suffered by Christians in the foreign - backed insurgency in Syria and said that Syrian minorities also came under relentless attacks by terrorist groups, particularly al - Nusra Front and takfiri groups.
In June, Syrian militants beheaded two Christians, including a priest after the militants suspected that they had links to Syrian army.
A video went viral on the internet showing that the al - Qaeda linked al - Nusra Front members roped and executed two Christian men in Idlib before a large number of bystanders.
The terrorists have purportedly found numbers of Syrian army in their cell phones.
The war in Syria started in March 2011, when pro - reform protests turned into a massive insurgency following the intervention of Western and regional states.
The unrest, which took in terrorist groups from across Europe, the Middle East and North Africa, has transpired as one of the bloodiest conflicts in recent history.
As the foreign - backed insurgency in Syria continues without an end in sight, the US government has boosted its political and military support to Takfiri extremists.