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Kurdish forces retake 2 Christian villages; crosses restored to churches
Catholic Culture ^ | August 21, 2014 | Diogenes

Posted on 08/21/2014 1:02:21 PM PDT by NYer

Assisted by US airstrikes, forces of the autonomous Iraqi region of Kurdistan have retaken the historically Christian towns of Tel Isqof (or Telskuf) and Batnaya from the Sunni jihadist forces.

Christian residents who returned to Tel Isqof were “shocked” by the level of destruction committed by the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant, the Assyrian International News Agency reported. They restored crosses to their churches before beginning the task of cleaning up their town.

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Assyrians in Telesqof restore the Cross on St. George Church, which had been removed and replaced with the black ISIS flag.


TOPICS: Catholic; Current Events; Religion & Culture; Religion & Politics
KEYWORDS: iraq; iraqichristians; isis; kurds; looting; peshmerga; wot

1 posted on 08/21/2014 1:02:21 PM PDT by NYer
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Good news, ping! What a beautiful sight.


2 posted on 08/21/2014 1:02:50 PM PDT by NYer ("You are a puff of smoke that appears briefly and then disappears." James 4:14)
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To: NYer

Yes, thank you for sharing. A tidbit of hope.


3 posted on 08/21/2014 1:07:04 PM PDT by NEMDF
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WHY THE HELL ARE WE NOT SENDING THE KURDS AIR DROPS FILLED WITH GUNS AND PROVISIONS?????

Oh, that right, Holder can send guns to cartels in Mexico and ISIS in Syria, but screw the Kurds because we have always screwed over the kurds... We scrwewed over the kurds after the first Gulf war, and the second Gulf war and continue to do so for some stuipid reason...

Makes me sick we are not helping the Kurds out more when they seem to be Good Guys, and if not good Guuys a hell of a LOT better than other people inthe region besides Israel...

4 posted on 08/21/2014 1:12:13 PM PDT by GraceG (No, My Initials are not A.B.)
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Saw the pics of the aftermath of the ISIS’ looting of homes in the villages.

These beasts are beyond “terrorists.” “Islamodemons” would be a more fitting term.

Damn, I hate those f***ing creatures. Every single jihadi deserves extermination.


5 posted on 08/21/2014 1:16:02 PM PDT by ScottinVA (If it doesn't include border security, it isn't "reform." It's called "amnesty.")
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Good. now bomb “IS” into molten desert sand.


6 posted on 08/21/2014 1:20:52 PM PDT by I want the USA back (Media: completely irresponsible. Complicit in the destruction of this country.)
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To: ScottinVA; NEMDF
Saw the pics of the aftermath of the ISIS’ looting of homes in the villages.

They began with their top priority, restore the cross to the Church and bring God back into their midst. Now they can start the process of rebuilding. Most important of all, is that their lives are intact. They have stared evil in the face and survived. May God bless and reward their efforts!


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7 posted on 08/21/2014 1:34:51 PM PDT by NYer ("You are a puff of smoke that appears briefly and then disappears." James 4:14)
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To: NYer

Go Kurds!


8 posted on 08/21/2014 1:49:38 PM PDT by Bitsy
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Now send those Christians some guns and ammunition.


9 posted on 08/21/2014 2:17:39 PM PDT by WVNan
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God bless the Kurds!


10 posted on 08/22/2014 12:54:44 PM PDT by GonzoII ("If the new crime be, to believe in God, let us all be criminals" -Sheen)
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