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Iraq: jihadist group occupies homes belonging to Church

July 04, 2014

In recent days, the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (ISIL), the jihadist group that controls much of Syria and Iraq, has occupied homes belonging to the Chaldean Catholic Church, according to a report from the Assyrian International News Agency.

In Mosul, ISIL seized a home belonging to the Chaldean Catholic patriarchate, while in nearby Al Shurta, ISIL seized a home belonging to the local diocese.

In general, ISIL is occupying homes belonging to Christians who fled Mosul, according to the report.


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  • Posted by: jg23753479 - Jul. 04, 2014 9:13 PM ET USA

    Let us never cease to remind all that THIS is the group Obama wished to back with our air force. Does anyone really believe Obama didn't understand what ISIS would eventually end up doing in Syria? Does anyone still believe he ever cared in the slightest? What were we thinking as a nation when we put this kind of man in charge of the White House?