France offers Iraq Christians asylum after Mosul threat

July 28, 2014 3:01 PM

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France offers Iraq Christians asylum after Mosul threat

The French government says it is ready to offer asylum to Iraqi Christians forced to flee by Islamist militants in the northern Iraqi city of Mosul.

Many fled Mosul after the Islamic State (IS) group which seized much of northern Iraq told them to convert to Islam, pay a tax or face death.

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