Mosul Archbishop Says Iraq Christians Flee From ISIL Militants

June 27, 2014 1:43 PM

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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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