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Worthy Christian News » Islamic State Campaigns Water War to Drive Out Christians

BAGHDAD (Worthy News)– The Islamic State has been closing access to water supplies from the Tigris river to Christian towns in an effort to eradicate Christianity from the region.

Qaraqosh is one of the last refuges in northern Iraq for Christians fleeing persecution by the militants of Islamic State in Iraq and the Levant, who swept into the region in June. A historic Christian city of 50,000 about 19 miles southeast of Mosul, Qaraqosh is under the formidable protection of the well-armed Peshmerga—the Kurdish fighters whose autonomous region disputes the area with both ISIL and the Iraqi central government based in Baghdad. Now, in a further effort to oust Christians from land they have inhabited for two millennia, the Islamic militants have begun turning off a precious utility: water.

Since taking Mosul on June 10, ISIL militants have squeezed Qaraqosh and nearby Christian villages by blocking the pipes that connect the communities with the Tigris river. Without a sufficient number of deep wells to fill the gap, the city must have water trucked in, at huge cost, from Kurdish-controlled areas just 15 miles away. Since ISIL took over key refineries in northern Iraq, the price of fuel has spiked across the region. The parched residents of Qaraqosh must pay about $10 every other day to fill up emergency water tanks, no small sum in this economically depressed part of Iraq. — Source

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  • Shamayn Kennedy
    23 July 2014 at 2:25 am - Reply

    :(

  • Kindal Banwart
    23 July 2014 at 10:13 am - Reply

    Go get a job and a real life… Leave the rest of us alone.. Special place in hell for yr lot

  • John Reid
    24 July 2014 at 3:06 pm - Reply

    This is Genocide: ISIS = The Islamic State has been closing access to water supplies from the Tigris river to Christian towns in an effort to eradicate Christianity from the region.

  • stlonginus
    4 August 2014 at 8:19 am - Reply

    So which local branch of the Bnai Brith funds this site?

    • Worthy News Staff
      4 August 2014 at 2:58 pm - Reply

      We're are only supported by donations of our readers and are not funded by any organizations. If you'd like to support us, you can by going to http://www.worthynetwork.com

  • stlonginus
    4 August 2014 at 8:22 am - Reply

    Is this really different from thousands of Detroit residents having their water cut off due, I think the excuse is, non payment? What is the common denominator here? Is water privately held? If yes, by whom and why? Didn't tax payer dollars fund the infrastructure? Why is water being put into private (filthy) hands?

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