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Growing insecurity threatens fresh exodus of Christians from Iraq

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(Worthy News) - Growing insecurity in Iraq and on its border could lead to a fresh exodus of Christians from the country, warns a partner of Release International, which is supporting refugees in the country.

The Turkish invasion of Syria and growing protests in Baghdad could drive even more Christians out of the country, believes Jamal Liddawi, a partner of Release International, which provides aid to persecuted Christians.

Only around 300,000 Christians remain in Iraq from a peak of 1.8 million in the year 2000. They've been driven out by conflict and insecurity. And many more are now anxious to leave, says Jamal:

'Most of the Christians have lost hope. Many of them are applying to leave the country, and if they can, they will.' [ Source: Christian Today (Read More...) ]

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