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Iraqi Priest Rescues Ancient Manuscripts from IS Destruction

Father Najeeb Michael saved as many people as he could. Right before Islamic State stormed his village, he packed as many people as possible into his car and fled to Irbil in the dead of night. “It is not easy to describe this criminal day, this black day which Daesh occupied Mosul and around Mosul,” Father Najeeb told VOA, using a local term for the extremist group. “It was the night of August 6, 2014, a very dangerous and sad day and night when many thousands of people left Mosul...

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