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Violence Not Down for Everyone in Iraq

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“The surge has not prevented nine churches from being bombed this month. The job is far from over and Iraqi Christians are still living outside the country. They’re on the run and far more needs to be done to guarantee security for them.”

January 25, 2008 Iraq (CWN) — The good news out of Iraq in recent weeks has been the decline in violence since the U.S. military increased troop levels last year.

But for Christians, the peace was shattered this month when terrorists attacked nine churches and monasteries in the cities of Baghdad , Mosul , and Kirkuk .

John Eibner of Christian Solidarity International told CBN News that the U.S. and Iraqi governments are failing to protect Christians.

“The successes of the surge have not been to such an extent that the Christians are able to return to their homes,” he explained. “The surge has not prevented nine churches from being bombed this month. The job is far from over and Iraqi Christians are still living outside the country. They’re on the run and far more needs to be done to guarantee security for them.”

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