The first Christian families are beginning to return to the eastern districts of Mosul.
As reported by ankawa.com site, at least three
Armenian families have already returned to their houses, despite the
situation of general insecurity that continues to weigh on the entire
In recent days, the urban areas had also been the scene of suicide
bombings, which caused at least the death of 9 civilians.
The jihadists of Daesh had conquered Mosul on June 9, 2014.
following weeks, all the Christians in the city had abandoned their
homes - many of which immediately expropriated by jihadists - and sought
shelter as refugees, first in the villages of the Nineveh Plain or in
Kirkuk , and then above all in Erbil and in the villages of Iraqi
The last 10 Christian elders had been expelled by the militia
jihadists on January 7, 2015, after they had refused to deny their
The group of elders - some with serious health problems - had
been welcomed in Kirkuk, after spending two days in the cold in "no
man's land" between the villages occupied by the militias of the Islamic
State and the area under the control of the Peshmerga Kurds.