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Islamic State militants´ offensive
sparks mass Christian exodus

Agence France-Presse, by Staff

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Posted By:LittleHoodedMonk, 8/7/2014 9:29:44 AM

Kirkuk - Jihadists seized Iraq´s largest Christian town and surrounding areas Aug. 7, sending tens of thousands of panicked residents fleeing in what is being called a humanitarian disaster, officials and witnesses said. The onslaught saw the Sunni extremist Islamic State (IS) extend its writ over northern Iraq and move within striking distance of autonomous Kurdistan, in one of the most dramatic developments of the two month-old conflict. IS militants moved into Qaraqosh and other towns overnight after the withdrawal of Kurdish peshmerga troops, who are stretched thin across several fronts, residents said.

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0bama, who claims to be Christian (for fear of the Muslims), has no sense that genocide by religion, like the Jews is happening here. And, if not stopped soon, will be spreading in a wider swath that may be more impossible to contain easily. For a "man´ with two daughters, he´s setting up their futures to be bleak.

      


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Islamic State militants´ offensive
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Agence France-Presse, by Staff    Original Article
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Kirkuk - Jihadists seized Iraq´s largest Christian town and surrounding areas Aug. 7, sending tens of thousands of panicked residents fleeing in what is being called a humanitarian disaster, officials and witnesses said. The onslaught saw the Sunni extremist Islamic State (IS) extend its writ over northern Iraq and move within striking distance of autonomous Kurdistan, in one of the most dramatic developments of the two month-old conflict. IS militants moved into Qaraqosh and other towns overnight after the withdrawal of Kurdish peshmerga troops, who are stretched thin across several fronts, residents said.

   

 

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