Islamic State Conquers Qaraqosh, Sending Iraqi Christians Fleeing

Islamic State Conquers Qaraqosh, Sending Iraqi Christians Fleeing

(AFP) Jihadist militants took over Qaraqosh, Iraq’s largest Christian town, and surrounding areas when Kurdish troops withdrew overnight, fleeing residents and Christian clerics said on Thursday.

Several residents contacted by AFP confirmed that the entire area in northern Iraq, home to a large part of the country’s Christian community, had fallen to the Islamic State jihadist group.

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