Second Assyrian Mayor Illegally Removed By Kurdish Authorities

Basem Bello (center), the Assyrian mayor of Tel Kepe, north Iraq, was illegally removed from his office by the Kurdish authorities on August 3.

AINA - 7/8/17 Tel Kepe, North Iraq (AINA) -- The mayor of Tel Kepe, Basim Bello, was removed from his office on August 3 by the Nineveh Provincial Council. Mr. Bello is the second Assyrian mayor in three weeks to be illegally removed from his office by the Kurdish authorities. The Assyrian Mayor of Alqosh, Fayez ...

200,000 Assyrians Have Fled the Nineveh Plain in the Last 24 Hours

Assyrian refugees sleeping on the streets of Ankawa, Iraq (photo: ankawa.com).

  (AINA) -- The push of the Islamic State (IS) from Mosul north into the Nineveh Plain, the last stronghold of Assyrians in Iraq, has created fear and panic in the population, causing a massive exodus from Assyrian villages. The influx of refugees into Ankawa and Noohadra (Dohuk) has overwhelmed the towns. There is a shortage ...