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Iraq Christians flee as Islamic
State takes Qaraqosh

BBC News [UK], by Staff

Original Article

Posted By:Attercliffe, 8/7/2014 6:12:29 AM

Thousands of Christians are reported to be fleeing after Islamic militants seized the minority´s biggest town in Iraq. The Islamic State (IS) group captured Qaraqosh in Nineveh province overnight after the withdrawal of Kurdish forces. [Snip] Kurdish forces, known as the Peshmerga, have been fighting the Sunni militants´ advance in the north for weeks. In a separate development, the United Nations says it has rescued some of the thousands of people trapped by IS militants in mountains near the town of Sinjar. Up to 50,000 members of the Yazidi religious minority fled there after IS overran Sinjar at the weekend.

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A little good news for a change--brought about by the UN.

      


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Thousands of Christians are reported to be fleeing after Islamic militants seized the minority´s biggest town in Iraq. The Islamic State (IS) group captured Qaraqosh in Nineveh province overnight after the withdrawal of Kurdish forces. [Snip] Kurdish forces, known as the Peshmerga, have been fighting the Sunni militants´ advance in the north for weeks. In a separate development, the United Nations says it has rescued some of the thousands of people trapped by IS militants in mountains near the town of Sinjar. Up to 50,000 members of the Yazidi religious minority fled there after IS overran Sinjar at the weekend.

   

 

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