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Christians in Iraq fearing more violence

ICC Note

Christians fear more persecution following a recent killing of a Christian health worker in Kirkuk .

2009/08/2009 Iraq (CN)-The kidnapping and death of a Christian health worker in Iraq ‘s Kirkuk is worrying the Christians in the area and is contributing to the exodus of Christians from the country, said the city’s Archbishop Louis Sako.

“Everybody knows,” he added, “that Christians are citizens of this country and this city and no one has any doubts about their devotion to their country or their sincerity.”

Kirkuk ‘s minorities, such as Chaldean and Assyrian Christians, increasingly worry about being caught in the middle of the bitter politics between the region’s Kurds, Arabs and Turkomen, said the Associated Press.

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