IRAQ VIDEO: Christians Return Home After Their Towns Taken Back from ISIS

Mon Nov 21, 2016 09:21:00

Locals gather in Bashiqa to restore a crucifix to a Christian church in an area retaken from ISIS militants.

Bashiqa is a Yezidi settlement that had some 140,000 residents before ISIS captured it in 2014, along with Mosul some 13 kilometers to the southwest. Assyrian Christians and Arabic Muslims were a minority there.

Local residents and Kurdish militia fighters have restored a cross to the top of Saint George’s church in the Bashiqa. The cross was destroyed by ISIS terrorist group after they captured the town two years ago.


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