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Christians in Northern Iraq face uncertainty as they look for ways to survive between two competing governments. A recent Kurdish referendum supporting separation from Iraq spurred the central government to military action. Al Qosh, a region in Northern Iraq that has a large Christian population, is still controlled by the Kurdish army. Nevertheless, due to impending Iraqi military action, Christians in Al Qosh are not sure what to expect or if they will be displaced yet again.      

11/7/2017 Iraq (Al Jazeera) – Many Christians are uncertain about their future in Iraq after government forces, with the help of Shia militia, retook most of the disputed territories in Iraq controlled by the Kurds.

Kurdish forces had controlled these areas since they pushed ISIL out in 2014. A recent Kurdish referendum on separation from Iraq spurred the central government to military action, and now Christians in Al Qosh aren’t sure what the future holds.

 

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