Iraqi Christian militia patrols village retaken from Islamic State group, vows to hold ground

November 13, 2014 11:30 AM

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Iraqi Christian militia patrols village retaken from Islamic State group, vows to hold ground

A Dwekh Nawsha militia member stands next to a flag of the Assyrian Patriotic Party, as he stands guard on the rooftop of a building in the Christian village of Bakufa, 30 kilometers (18.6 miles) north of Mosul, Iraq, Wednesday, Nov. 12, 2014. The party flag has replaced the black flag of the Sunni militants of the Islamic State group and is waving on the roof of the building at the entrance to the village. (AP Photo/Bram Janssen) (The Associated Press)

A Dwekh Naswha militia member prepares his weapon in front of a grave inside a 200-year-old monastery in the Christian village of Bakufa, 30 kilometers (18.6 miles) north of Mosul, Iraq, Wednesday, Nov. 12, 2014. The recently-formed Christian militia group has taken control of the northern Iraqi tow...

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