They had feared ISIS fighters and their Sunni allies would unleash a massacre of the predominantly Shiite townsfolk.
Vanderkool makes a string of arrests that stun border patrol compatriots and townsfolk.
On the outskirts of Slovyansk, a hundred kilometers away, frustration is building among some of the townsfolk.
Graham and I set off at once, and as soon as we met any townsfolk they began crying to me that I was to be arrested.
The townsfolk were terrified with the din and blaze of fire.
The Wahabees and other tribes had met in deliberation, while the lower classes of the townsfolk were creating noise and confusion.
His idealism had made him ridiculous in the eyes of the townsfolk.
After a year at sea his godfather, driven by the opinion of the townsfolk, put the boy to school once more.
All the same, the corn was not forthcoming, and the townsfolk suffered from famine.
To attack such a town some weeks after the townsfolk had received warning of their intentions would have been worse than useless.