30,000 families displaced from Iraq ‘s Nineveh since 2003 war: official
The majority of the displaced Iraqis are Christians.
2009/09/24 Iraq (xinhuanet.com)-A total of 30,000 families have been displaced from northern Iraq’s Nineveh province since the U.S.-led war in 2003, deputy minister of immigration said Thursday, noting that the ministry has programs for their return.
The majority of displaced families from Nineveh have been Christians, who have been victims of sectarian campaigns by some extremist Muslim organizations.
They waged attacks on Christian churches, killed a number of Christians and forced a large number to leave their ancient home city of Mosul , either to immigrate abroad or to move to safer heavens in other Iraqi cities or villages.