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Iraqi Christians Fight for Survival Against Islamic State Militants

Religious leaders warn that Sunni militants of the Islamic State group in Iraq and Syria are trying to ethnically cleanse the region. The ancient Yazidi communities have been particularly targeted for brutal treatment. Christians also are fleeing their homes, prompting fears that religions and sects that have existed for millenia could be wiped out. However, while some flee, many communities are digging in and preparing to fight. The outside of Basima al-Safar’s home is adorned with...

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