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ACN Update - Iraq

“ACN PROJECTS ARE SIGNS OF HOPE FOR US.” – Patriarch Sako

By Marta Petrosillo, ACN International
Adapted by Amanda Bridget Griffin, ACN Canada 

“Christians in Iraqi Kurdistan are living in miserable conditions.” That’s how Chaldean Patriarch, Louis Raphael I Sako described to Aid to the Church in Need the current situation of roughly 120 thousands Christians forced to flee their home and now living in the Iraqi Kurdistan. 452 more words

ACN Canada

Sum of all Fears: The Key to ISIS' power

How horror and pluralism, wisely combined, gave rise to ISIS’ Empire in Iraq and Syria

The little town of Shariya, in northern Iraq, used to be an obscure, distant community, yet another Ba’athist experiment in social engineering. 1,050 more words

Political Owl

Bomb Blast In Iraqi Kurdish Capital

A suicide bomber has detonated a vehicle laden with explosives in the Iraqi Kurdish capital, Erbil. 123 more words

World

An explosion following an air strike is seen in central Kobani

An explosion following an air strike is seen in central Kobani in Syria. Picture taken from the Turkish side of the Turkish-Syrian border.

Middle East

Thick black smoke rises over an eastern Kobani neighborhood

Thick black smoke rises over an eastern Kobani neighborhood following an airstrike.

Middle East

Stories of war and peace (Last days in Iraq)

The road curves up and down, sliding through the gigantic still waves of a never-ending sea of mountains, only occasionally interrupted by lonely checkpoints. Spread all the way from Zakho to Basrah these bastions representing shaky security resemble scarecrows fighting real and imaginary threats. 2,560 more words

Asia