Second Biggest Christian’s Town Near Mosul Liberated By Iraqi Army

Second Biggest Christian’s Town Near Mosul Liberated By Iraqi Army
Wed Oct 19, 2016 08:51:35

Iraqi army liberates another ISIS-hold Assyrian town east of Mosul. After liberation of Hamdaniya or Qaraqosh largest Assyrian town in Nineveh Province east of Mosul, Karemlash the second Assyrian town liberated.

Karemlash lays 6km North of Qaraqosh, which was liberated in the first day of Mosul Liberation Operation.

Karemlash had a pre-ISIS invasion population of around 10,000 before they all fled to Erbil with the withdrawal of Kurdish forces at the time, AMN reports.

Qaraqosh

During the ISIS occupation, many Assyrians executed and tortured including an 80-year-old Assyrian woman was sentenced to death for "failing to comply with the strict laws of the Islamic State".

The terrorist group also destroyed a large portion of the Historic Mar Behnam Monastery.

Qaraqosh which liberated first is the predominately Assyrian town and the largest settlement in Nineveh lays 32km east of Mosul.

ISIS captured the town on 7 August, 2014 after Kurdish forces withdrew from the town on the 6th of August.

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