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30,000 families displaced from Iraq ‘s Nineveh since 2003 war: official

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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.

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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.

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