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Christianity's time in Iraq is now over and the faith has no future left in the land considered as its cradle, according to a prominent priest who is known as the "Vicar of Baghdad.
An Iraqi security guard at the Saint John's church in the town of Qaraqosh, 30 kms east of Mosul, on December 25, 2016.
The Iraqi city of Qaraqosh is still uninhabitable months after it was freed from the clutches of the Islamic State, but the Assyrian Christians who once lived in the ancient town are confident that God can use this "hell" to work out a miracle in the ...
In the Ninewa plain, the organizations visited towns that that have been recently regained from ISIS, such as Telskuf, Batnay, Qaraqosh, Karemlesh and Al Khidhir. The trace of destruction left by the jihadists added to consequences of the airstrikes ...
She, along with nearly all of the Christian inhabitants of the northern Iraqi city of Qaraqosh, had fled on the night of Aug 6, 2014, as the Islamic State in Iraq and Syria seized control.
AINKAWA, Iraq - Ibrahim has been waiting since May 2, 2010. First, he waited in his home village of Qaraqosh while his daughter was whisked away with shrapnel in her head and a shattered shoulder.
A report on the ancient Iraqi city of Qaraqosh, which was liberated from the Islamic State terror group last year, has revealed that one of the oldest Christian communities in history living there remains decimated, but residents have hope that God ...
Fortunately, nearly all residents fled Qaraqosh even before the arrival of IS in the area. Islamists used the town as one of their outposts, and reportedly turned the Church of St Mary al-Tahira into a shooting range.
And initially, they were fighting for a Christian village, one they called Qaraqosh, Karamles (ph) and Hamdaniya. And I was there to watch sort of the aftermath of that.
And initially, they were fighting for a Christian village, one they called Qaraqosh, Karamles (ph) and Hamdaniya. And I was there to watch sort of the aftermath of that.
Father Columba Stewart (left), Father Nageeb Michael (center) and Walid Mourad examine a printed Bible at the Dominican Priory in Qaraqosh, Iraq. (AP Photo/Courtesy Hill Museum & Manuscript Library). A page from the 15th century sole complete copy of ...
And initially, they were fighting for a Christian village, one they called Qaraqosh, Karamles (ph) and Hamdaniya. And I was there to watch sort of the aftermath of that.
And initially, they were fighting for a Christian village, one they called Qaraqosh, Karamles (ph) and Hamdaniya. And I was there to watch sort of the aftermath of that.
And initially, they were fighting for a Christian village, one they called Qaraqosh, Karamles (ph) and Hamdaniya. And I was there to watch sort of the aftermath of that.
And initially, they were fighting for a Christian village, one they called Qaraqosh, Karamles (ph) and Hamdaniya. And I was there to watch sort of the aftermath of that.
Father Columba Stewart (left), Father Nageeb Michael (center) and Walid Mourad examine a printed Bible at the Dominican Priory in Qaraqosh, Iraq. (AP Photo/Courtesy Hill Museum & Manuscript Library). A page from the 15th century sole complete copy of ...
(Reuters/Ammar Awad)A damaged Church of the Immaculate Conception after Iraqi forces recaptured it from Islamic State is seen in Qaraqosh, near Mosul, Iraq, December 9, 2016. The Islamic state terror group has converted a Christian Church in Mosul into ...
Father Columba Stewart (left), Father Nageeb Michael (center) and Walid Mourad examine a printed Bible at the Dominican Priory in Qaraqosh, Iraq. (AP Photo/Courtesy Hill Museum & Manuscript Library). Father Columba Stewart (@ColumbaStewart) has ...
Hind Jijji, a Christian refugee who recently returned to the Iraqi town of Qaraqosh after it was liberated from ISIS, said she no longer wants to live in that place again.
She, along with nearly all of the Christian inhabitants of the northern Iraqi city of Qaraqosh, had fled on the night of Aug. 6, 2014, as the Islamic State seized control.
Hind Jijji, a Christian refugee who recently returned to the Iraqi town of Qaraqosh after it was liberated from ISIS, said she no longer wants to live in that place again.
In June 2014, militant fighters led by IS seized control of Mosul and ordered the city's Christian community to convert to Islam, pay a special tax, leave or face execution.
In June 2014, jihadist fighters led by ISIS seized control of Mosul and ordered the city's Christian community to convert to Islam, pay a special tax, leave or face execution.
Weeks later, the jihadists swept through Qaraqosh and the rest of the Nineveh Plain east of Mosul, where an estimated 120,000 Christians lived, prompting them all to flee.
Weeks later, the militants swept through Qaraqosh and the rest of the Ninevah Plain east of Mosul, where an estimated 120,000 Christians lived, prompting them all to flee.
"Other inhabitants of Qaraqosh had prepared me for what I would find in the city. I had heard stories and seen pictures of the destruction caused by the jihadists.
Weeks later, the extremists swept through Qaraqosh and the rest of the Nineveh Plain east of Mosul, where an estimated 120,000 Christians lived, prompting them all to flee.
Mosul: The elegant columns of a west Mosul church stand plastered with ISIS Propaganda after the terrorists' infamous religious police took over the Christian place of worship.
Kabul, March 8 (Reuters) - gunmen dressed as medics stormed a hospital in the Afghan capital on Wednesday and battled security forces for hours, killing more than 30 people and wounding dozens in an attack claimed by Islamic State.
Bartella, Karemless, Qaraqosh, Batnaya, Telskoff sono nuovamente libere, ma prive di un'anima. Sono i luoghi del martirio dei nostri giorni, luoghi che l'Occidente ha dimenticato lasciandoli ai soldati del Califfato. Siamo tornati per la terza volta ...
Abbiamo toccato con mano la disperazione: villaggi Dell'antica tradizione cristiana rasi al suolo dai terroristi del cosiddetto Sato islamico. Bartella, Karemless, Qaraqosh, Batnaya, Teskoff sono di nuovo liberi ma senza un'anima. Sono i luoghi del ...
(Dall'inviato Sir a Erbil, Iraq) Bartella, Karemless, Qaraqosh, Batnaya, Telskoff, i villaggi cristiani della Piana di Ninive liberati dopo l'azione congiunta delle forze militari del governo iracheno e dei peshmerga curdi, "sono i luoghi del martirio ...
Monnik redt islammanuscripten. Columba Stewart (links) bekijkt met vakgenoten een oude bijbel in een dominicaans klooster in Geloof. Columba Stewart (links) bekijkt met vakgenoten een oude bijbel in een dominicaans klooster in Qaraqosh, Irak. | beeld ...
Si perde il conto dei check-point di ingresso a Qaraqosh. Al primo stop ci sono ancora i curdi. Poi, a fare da filtro al lento ma continuo sciamare dei cristiani da Erbil verso la Piana di Ninive, ci sono diverse milizie: quelle Dell'Unp sono cristiani ...
Hind Jijji recently returned to her hometown of Qaraqosh in northern Iraq after Islamic State, or IS fighters were forced from the town.
Lo ha ricordato monsignor Francesco Cavina, vescovo di Carpi, che questa mattina ha celebrato una messa nella chiesa siro-cattolica di Santa Maria Immacolata a Qaraqosh, villaggio cristiano nella Piana di Ninive, da qualche mese liberato dall'esercito ...
Circa sei mesi fa l'esercito iracheno ha liberato i loro villaggi nella Piana di Ninive, tra questi Qaraqosh, Karmaleis, Bertella, Batnaya, Telluskof, Alqosh, Tilkeif, Baqofah. "Dopo la cacciata dei miliziani Dell'ISIS molte famiglie sono rientrate ma ...
Even the country's largest Christian Church, St. Mary al-Tahira, which holds great significance to Christians in Qaraqosh, was left beyond repair. "IS graffiti has been smeared on its walls, the nave is scorched black by fire and the altar has been ...
Hind Safaa has returned to her hometown of Qaraqosh in northern Iraq after Islamic State fighters were pushed out of the town.
"There was some looting and stealing, but not the devastation seen in Qaraqosh and Batnaya, where there is up to 80 per cent of damage.
On October 17, Iraqi forces launch an offensive to drive Daesh out of Mosul, where the extremists had declared an Islamic "caliphate" in June 2014.
Tens of thousands of troops from army, police and counter-terrorism units are thrown into the long-awaited counter-attack with air and ground support from the US-led coalition.
E dopo il Daesh, ricacciato a forza fin dentro Mosul Ovest, ora le scorribande delle milizie nella Piana di Ninive. Le voci, i furtivi resoconti dopo frettolosi sopralluoghi nei villaggi natali dei profughi cristiani, sono ora certificati e raccolti in ...
Human Rights Watch is accusing militiamen of looting, damaging, or destroying hundreds of homes in Ashwa, Khidir, and Qaraqosh between November of 2016 and February of 2016. The non-government organization believes the activities had no true ...
Human Rights Watch also documented looting and burning of homes in two villages southeast of Mosul: in the Christian town of Bakhdida, also known as Hamdaniyah or Qaraqosh, and the mixed Sunni and Christian village of al-Khidir. The looting and ...
She first arrived here in August 2014, after fleeing from her hometown of Qaraqosh, not far from Mosul. ISIS fighters were heading their way; some 100,000 Christians from the area escaped with her in the same direction.
She first arrived here in August 2014, after fleeing from her hometown of Qaraqosh, not far from Mosul. ISIS fighters were heading their way; some 100,000 Christians from the area escaped with her in the same direction.
An army offensive has cleared the militants from the eastern half of the provincial capital, Mosul, and nearby towns and villages like Qaraqosh, home to Yuhanna's fields. But the terror and mismanagement that characterized their two-year rule after ...
Sami Yuhanna is a farmer from the Christian village of Qaraqosh. ISIL's mismanagement and terror destroyed his farm, from which he sold 100 tonnes of wheat a year before the jihadists put a gun to his head and confiscated his land.
An army offensive has cleared the militants from the eastern half of the provincial capital, Mosul, and nearby towns and villages like Qaraqosh, home to Yuhanna's fields. But the terror and mismanagement that characterized their two-year rule after ...


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