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'They Want to Cleanse the Christians:' 10,000 Flee Christian Communities in Northern Iraq as ISIS Takes Over Mosul, Says UNHCR

June 30, 2014

Some 10,000 people fled this week from predominantly Christian communities in Qaraqosh, Iraq, a neighboring city to Mosul where members of the militant group, Islamic State of Iraq and Syria (ISIS) have reportedly overrun and are now viciously attacking Christians who fail to pay a poll tax.

 



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