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“IS group has been recruiting men and women in Qosh Tipa and Darzab districts. They are training women to fight,” Babar Eshchi Jawzjan, provincial council chief, told VOA. Joint Afghan and U.S. special forces operations are targeting IS militants in the northern Jawzjan and eastern Nangarhar provinces.
ERBIL, Kurdistan Region (Kurdistan 24) – Former President of the Kurdistan Region Masoud Barzani on Saturday extended his wishes to the Christians in the Kurdistan Region and Iraq who are celebrating Easter. “I extend my warm greetings and congratulations to our Christian brothers and sisters in the ...

AL-QOSH, Iraq — “The Iraqi government was against everything Jewish after the Jews left in the '50s,” said Father Araam, a young Chaldean priest serving in the predominantly Christian town of al-Qosh, in northern Iraq. That, he explained, was why it has been indifferent to the fate of the sole remaining ...
A recent Kurdish referendum on separation from Iraq spurred the central government to military action, and now Christians in Al Qosh aren't sure what the future holds. Al Qosh remains under Kurdish control, but its inhabitants fear the possibility of losing their homeland and are continuing to look for ways to ...
Although no Jews lived in al Qosh by the mid-19th century, and it was neither associated with a Jewish school nor synagogue, the shrine had strong links with the Jewish community. Shops and sleeping quarters were built next to it for the crowds of Jewish pilgrims who came annually during Shavuot. When these became ...
The inhabitants of al-Qosh, a town 50 km to the north of Mosul, hastily fled when trouble first approached in 2014. But after the radical extremists withdrew without entering the town, many townsfolk returned, keeping alive a Christian presence that stretches back to the religion's early days. The rise of ISIS is ...

Clashes between Taliban insurgents and the Islamic State (IS) militants have forcibly displaced thousands of civilians in Afghanistan's northern Jawzjan province. "Most of these families are the residents of Qosh Tipa and Darzab districts. Continued fighting has forced them to flee their homes," Halima ...
These war returnees, who include female jihadists from the Syria conflict, are establishing new bases in the ISK-P-controlled districts of Darzab and Qosh Tepa in northern Jowzjan province. According to Mohammad Reza Ghafoori, a spokesman for the governor of Jowzjan, there are “more than 40 foreign ...
Babor Ishchi, head of the provincial council said that Daesh has accelerated activities in the districts of Daezab and Qosh Tepa. 'According to information we have received, the Daesh terrorists are ruling in every area, they recruit the youth and blackmail villagers,' Ishchi told Radio Liberty. More than 3,000 ...
The Darzab and Qosh Tapa districts of Jawzjan province have recently become the military base for Deash and the issue sparked concerns of the inhabitants. There are concerns the number of young boys forced into Daesh ranks will increase as young children taken to live in its territories or born to 'jihadi ...
A recent Kurdish referendum on separation from Iraq spurred the central government to military action, and now Christians in Al Qosh aren't sure what the future holds. Al Qosh remains under Kurdish control, but its inhabitants fear the possibility of losing their homeland and are continuing to look for ways to ...
While a signed agreement has not yet been released, sources reported Peshmerga Forces and Iraqi government troops had agreed to be jointly deployed to the Mahmodiya, Sheikhan, Sahela, Gwer, Al Qosh, Khazir, and Faidah areas. Sources also told Kurdistan 24 that the two sides also reached an ...
“As Iraqi forces approach the town of Al Qosh, the danger to the historic tomb of Prophet Nahum is growing,” Zionist Union MK Ksenia Svetlova, chair of a ... Iraqi forces have been battling Kurdish troops for control of strategic border territories containing oil fields near the ancient Christian town of Al Qosh, ...
This takiye is one of many in Kurdistan, which has a sacred geography of Sufi pilgrimage sites. Photo: Kurdistan 24/Levi Clancy. Shrine of Nathan. Nathan the Elkoshite was a biblical figure who prophesied the destruction of Nineveh, so it is no surprise that at the edge of the Nineveh plains, the village of al Qosh, where his ...
The sound of artillery can be easily heard from the mountaintop of al-Qosh. Although the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (ISIL) group was pushed back from nearby villages, the few people remaining in Saint Hormizd Monastery and the town itself are still living in a state of tension. The town, about 50km ...
The inhabitants of al-Qosh, a town 50 km to the north of Mosul, hastily fled when trouble first approached in 2014. But after the radical extremists withdrew without entering the town, many townsfolk returned, keeping alive a Christian presence that stretches back to the religion's early days. The rise of ISIS is ...
Eskizlarini Peterburgdan keltirib, oʻzlari bosh-qosh boʻlib, qurdirgan shiypon ham bugungi mustaqillik kunlarigacha yetib kelgan. Aytishlaricha Qodiriy shu shiyponda oʻtirib ijod qilishni yoqtirgan. Shiypondan katta xovlining bogʻlari xuddi kaftdek koʻrinadi. Adibdan qolgan asarlar bilan birga unga tegishli barcha ...

A recent Kurdish referendum on separation from Iraq spurred the central government to military action, and now Christians in Al Qosh aren't ...
... sources reported Peshmerga Forces and Iraqi government troops had agreed to be jointly deployed to the Mahmodiya, Sheikhan, Sahela, Gwer, Al Qosh, ...
The tomb is in the ancient Christian town of Al-Qosh, inside a complex that also served as a synagogue and has partly collapsed over the years ...
“As Iraqi forces approach the town of Al Qosh, the danger to the historic tomb of Prophet Nahum is growing,” Zionist Union MK Ksenia Svetlova, ...
The battle happened when Taliban attacked IS overnight in Gardan and Chaqma Chuqur of Qosh Tepa district, provincial governor's ...
The fighting in Jawzjan has forced hundreds of families to flee the restive Qosh Tapa district, and add to the tally of tens of thousands of ...
He added they conducted most activities in Qosh Tepa district. Peace Committee Director Maulvi info-icon Mohammad Akram said as many as ...
In February, pro-Daesh terrorists in the restive Jawzjan province attacked the ICRC convoy in the Qosh Tapa area, killing six aid workers and ...
An Assyrian flag flutters over the town of Al Qosh north of Mosul. ... own political and sectarian lines, some Christian families have begun returning to their villages in places like Qarakosh, Bartella, Tel Skof and Al-Qosh, as they continue to call for further protection — often from the international community.
Members of the hardcore terrorist outfit had been targeted in Chaqmah Chuqar village of Qosh Tapa district by Afghan air force, said a ...
Al-Qosh was once the capital of the Assyrian Empire. It is also one of the closest towns in the Ninevah plains to the front lines with ISIL.
Situated on the edge of the lush fields of the Nineveh plains, at the foot of the Bayhidhra mountains, al-Qosh looks like a town with its back to ...
Al Qosh, IRAQ – Nahum the Prophet warned the world about the impending end of the Assyrian empire and the destruction of its capital, ...
Ashty Bahro was one of the first to the scene in al-Qosh, traveling 25 miles over mountainous roads from his base in Iraqi Kurdistan to the town ...
"The clashes began between the two rival insurgent groups of Taliban and IS on Sunday afternoon in Qosh Tipa district and so far 11 fighters ...
He said the Taliban who had been forced into retreat from Qosh Tepa district resumed fighting at 10am today and the battle was still ongoing.
... places like Qarakosh, Bartella, Tel Skof and Al-Qosh, as they continue to call for further protection — often from the international community.
... of Paktika, Qora Qol village, Sayad district of Sar-e-Pul and Aqsai village, Qosh Tipa district of Jowzjan province," the statement asserted.
AL-QOSH, Mosul— The exiled Nineveh Provincial Council, Mosul's administrative body, has decided to relocate its main office from Al-Qosh ...
Al-Qosh was once the capital of the Assyrian Empire. It is also one of the closest towns in the Ninevah plains to the front lines with ISIL.
Situated on the edge of the lush fields of the Nineveh plains, at the foot of the Bayhidhra mountains, al-Qosh looks like a town with its back to ...
Police official Abdul Hafiz Khashayi told Anadolu Agency the incident took place in the province's Qosh Tapa district. Khashayi accused pro-IS militants for the attack.
On the slopes of a low mountain, a chilly breeze blows up from the Nineveh plain and through the spires of the Assyrian, Chaldean and Syriac churches in the village of al-Qosh. The peace amid the stone and concrete homes of al-Qosh contrasts starkly ...
On the slopes of a low mountain, a chilly breeze blows up from the Nineveh plain and through the spires of the Assyrian, Chaldean and Syriac churches in the village of al-Qosh. The peace amid the stone and concrete homes of al-Qosh contrasts starkly ...
KABUL - Six employees of the International Committee of the Red Cross were killed and two others were missing after an attack in northern Afghanistan on Wednesday that officials attributed to affiliates of the Islamic State group.
Police officials in Jawzjan confirmed Wednesday that a convoy of six trucks transporting animal fodder was ambushed by Taliban in the Qosh-Tepa district. Provincial police chief Gen. Rahmatullah Turkistani said initial reports indicate that the trucks ...
Vorige week reisde EO-manager Tineke van der Velde-Zijlstra met Open Doors naar Noord-Irak. Daar bezocht ze vluchtelingenkampen, kinderdagverblijven en traumacentra. Ze sprak allerlei christenen, onder wie voorgangers en hulpverleners. "Iedere ...
Life in the district's Sar Dara, Qosh Tarblaq and Bibi Maryam villages has come to a standstill, he said. "Situation is terrible here, some 700 displaced families who came here due to fighting in neighboring Faryab and Sar-i-Pul provinces are at ...
Head of the council Bashar Kiki, a Kurd, told Rudaw parts of his multiethnic assembly, representing Mosul's demographic mosaic of Arabs, Kurds, Turkmen and Christians, have already left Al-Qosh and opened temporary offices in the liberated affluent ...
The Christian minority in Iraq: in June 2011, Andy Spyra witnessed a funeral in Al-Qosh in Iraq, where 98 percent of the population is made up of Christians belonging to the Syrian Catholic Church and the Syrian Orthodox Church.
He is one of Germany's best photographers, and his main theme is war. Andy Spyra told DW about the hurdles and limits of high-risk photography - and why it fascinates him.
Meanwhile they have found refuge in Al Qosh, the nearest majority-Christian city and home to the diocese. Al Qosh is 33 miles from Mosul, and in this remaining stronghold of Mesopotamian Christianity, life goes on.
Angelina Jolie on January 26, 2015 in Al Qosh, Iraq meeting displaced Iraqis.[Image by Handout/Getty Images]. With Angelina Jolie's new job secured in 2016, there are questions as to whether she will be moving with her children to London next year.


 

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