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Assyrian Christian Militia

Assyrian Christian militia member speaks with a shepherd in the town of Alqosh in the Nineveh plains of Iraqi Kurdistan. The town was nearly overrun by Islamic fighters earlier this summer, when Peshmerga forces withdrew their forces, abandoning the Christian town. Photo by Jodi Hilton

(RNS1-oct27) Assyrian Christian militia member speaks with a shepherd in the town of Alqosh in the Nineveh Plain of Iraqi Kurdistan. The town was nearly overrun by Islamic fighters earlier this summer, when Peshmerga forces withdrew their forces, abandoning the Christian town. For use with RNS-CHRISTIAN-IRAQ, transmitted on October 27, 2014, Photo by Jodi Hilton