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Christian Iraqi Forces Join Fight Against IS

As Iraqi and Kurdish forces increase their fight against Islamic State (IS) fighters near Mosul, a military unit of Iraqi Christians has joined them. Currently stationed in the Tal Qasab area 72 kilometers northwest of Mosul, the Nineveh Plain Forces (NPF) was formed in September 2014 in response to IS control of Christian territories in northern Iraq. It answers to the Iraqi Kurdistan Regional Government, whose Peshmerga fighters are playing a leading role in the war against...

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