Assyrian Clergy Near Tears After Militants Cleared From Iraqi Churches

AINA - 11/11/16 BASHIQA, Iraq -- For the first time in 2 1/2 years, a group of Syrian Orthodox Church clergy visited churches in two villages near Mosul that had only hours earlier been cleared of Islamic State fighters by Kurdish peshmerga forces. Two days after entering the town of Bashiqa, peshmerga forces said they had it ...