Four Christian aid workers kidnapped in Iraq have been released

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It is confirmed that four French Christian aid workers have been freed after they were kidnapped in Iraq in January. A statement from President Marcron’s office on March 27 informed that the Élysée Palace had made 'every effort to reach this outcome.' The statement thanked Iraqi authorities for their cooperation but gave no details or information about any conditions of the workers’ release.

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Christians in Iraq Struggle to Reclaim Ancestral Homeland in Nineveh Plains

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Christians in Iraq are struggling to reclaim their ancestral territory, according to a new report by International Christian Concern (ICC).

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Iraqi Christian Survives Immolation Three Times Due to Appearances by Jesus in His Dreams

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'Hearts and Hands: Iraq,' a new documentary by Sean Feucht at Bethel Music, tells the story of an Iraqi Yazidi man who survived being burned alive three times after ISIS fighters found out about his Christian faith.

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Christian Family Stabbed at Home by Armed Group in Baghdad

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International Christian Concern (ICC) has learned that on March 9, 2018, a Christian family of three living in Baghdad was found dead in their home. An investigation showed that they had been stabbed to death the previous day by an armed group and their valuables were stolen. The victims are Dr. Hisham Shafiq al-Maskuni, his wife Shaza Malik, and his elderly mother Khairiya Dawood.

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Trump Designates $55 Million to Help Christians, Religious Minorities Rebuild in Iraq

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In the wake of Vice President Mike Pence's announcement last October that the United States government would provide direct aid to persecuted Iraqi Christians struggling to rebuild following the liberation of the Nineveh Plains, the Trump administration has taken concrete steps to follow through on its promises.

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Charities Cautiously Optimistic Christians Will Return to ISIS-Cleared Areas of Iraq

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Representatives of international charities operating in Britain are guardedly optimistic that Christians could soon return in numbers to some parts of Iraq from which they have been driven.

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Iraqi Christians Look to Reclaim Their Ancient Homes

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It was the night of August 6, 2014. Fresh from their capture of Mosul, ISIS fighters swept through the Nineveh Plains and overnight drove more than 12,000 Christian families from their homes and ancestral lands. The families fled, quite literally, with only the clothes on their backs.

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Swedish church to send Bible-dropping drones over ISIS caliphate

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A Swedish church intends to use drones to drop thousands of digital Bibles into ISIS-controlled territory in Iraq, where Christians are among the terrorist organization’s main targets.

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