Mosul Archbishop Says Iraq Christians Flee From ISIL Militants

June 27, 2014 1:43 PM

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Mosul Archbishop Says Iraq Christians Flee From ISIL Militants

Thousands of Iraqi Christians have fled from towns near Mosul this week, amid fighting in the region between security forces and an al-Qaeda splinter group, a senior cleric from the city said.

Many of the refugees have escaped to Kurdish-controlled cities including Erbil, Emile Shimoun Nona, the Chaldean Catholic archbishop of Mosul, said in a phone interview from Iraqi Kurdistan late yesterday. He said most of the Christians in Mosul itself, who amounted to about 1,200 families, had esca...

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