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Iraqi Christians rebuild their lives as a religious minority

Christians in Mosul are commemorating a decade since ISIS took over the city and the surrounding Nineveh Plains, forcing thousands to flee in fear.


Archbishop Bashar Warda of Erbil reports that over 13,000 Christian families fled to Iraq’s autonomous Kurdistan region to escape ISIS’s brutality.

Mosul was eventually liberated in 2017 after a fierce battle that left much of the city in ruins.

In the decade since ISIS’s invasion, about 9,000 families have returned to the Nineveh Plains, aided by international support that has enabled the reconstruction of their homes, the archbishop informed Aid to the Church in Need (ACN).


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