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In Mosul, Iraq, Muslims assisted their Christians neighbors in the rebuild of their church that ISIS destroyed in an attack. In Mosul, the people want to show that they are a city that welcomes all religions. The number of ISIS militants in Mosul has recently shrunk down to 1,000. General Rick Uribe of the U.S. led coalition forces in Iraq believes ISIS knows the end is near defeat for them in that region of Iraq.

06/05/2017 Iraq (Christian Daily) – Muslims in Mosul, Iraq, are reportedly showing solidarity with their persecuted Christian neighbors by helping them rebuild a church that Islamic State militants had desecrated and destroyed.

ISIS terrorists had desecrated Christian churches, statues, and other establishments when they occupied Mosul. After they were driven out of the area by Kurdish troops, the militants left the Mar George monastery in Al-Arabi district in severe shape, Arab News details.

Muslim neighbors decided to participate in the efforts to rebuild the Chaldean church to prove that Iraq is home to people from all religions and not just Sunni Muslims. They also wanted to dispel the false rumors about Muslims harassing a Christian family in the district.

Photos of Muslims cleaning the church and repairing rooms have spread on social media. For the Muslim neighbors in Mosul, the strength of their community lies in their religious differences.

Meanwhile, the number of ISIS militants in Mosul has dwindled to less than 1,000 as the fight to retake the country’s second-largest city approaches its final leg. U.S.-led coalition forces deputy commanding general Brigadier General Rick Uribe told Voice of America via Skype that the terrorists are increasingly becoming desperate because they know that defeat is awaiting them.

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