Kurdish forces retake 2 Christian villages; crosses restored to churches
August 21, 2014
Assisted by US airstrikes, forces of the autonomous Iraqi region of Kurdistan have retaken the historically Christian towns of Tel Isqof (or Telskuf) and Batnaya from the Sunni jihadist forces.
Christian residents who returned to Tel Isqof were “shocked” by the level of destruction committed by the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant, the Assyrian International News Agency reported. They restored crosses to their churches before beginning the task of cleaning up their town.
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- U.S. airstrikes in Iraq help Kurds turn tables on Islamic State (Los Angeles Times)