Wednesday, October 19, 2016

Iraqis Dance as Forces Free Mosul-Area Town; "Thank God,Jesus Christ,and the Virgin Mary"

Hundreds of displaced Iraqi Christians danced and sang yesterday to celebrate an Iraqi military operation to retake their community's main hub of Qaraqosh from jihadists, the AFP (Agence France-Presse) website reports today (October 19, 2016).

Iraqi Christian men, women, and children -- some of them holding candles -- gathered at Mar Shimon Church in the Kurdish capital of Arbil to pray and celebrate.

Iraqi federal forces yesterday moved deep into Qaraqosh, a town that lies around 10 miles southeast of Mosul -- Iraq's second largest city --  that was seized by the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria (ISIS) jihadist group in August 2014.

"Today is a happy moment. There is no doubt our land will be liberated and we thank God, Jesus Christ, and the Virgin Mary," said Hazem Djedjou Cardomi, a journalist among the crowd.

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