ISIS Desecrates Ancient Assyrian Monastery in Iraq

St. Behnam Monastery

http://www.fides.org - October 2014 Militiamen from the self-proclaimed 'Islamic Caliphate' have removed the crosses and burned ancient manuscripts in the historic Monastery of Mar Behnam, ten minutes from the city of Qaraqosh, that they have occupied since last July. Confirmation of the desecration came from a former village chief who lives near the monastery. He told Syriac Catholic ...

ISIS, Kurds Clash Near Assyrian Town: 2000 Assyrian Families Driven From Mosul

23/7/14 (AINA) -- ISIS and Kurdish forces clashed yesterday at about 10 PM on the outskirts of Tel Kepe, an Assyrian town 13 miles north of Mosul. ISIS to take over a medicine factory about 1.5 miles west of Tel Kepe. ISIS were forced to go back after a short battle. The latest count of the number ...