Future Remains Unknown for Iraqi Christian Refugees

Children of a Christian family, who fled from the violence in Mosul for fear of being targeted by militant group ISIS, stay at a school in Iraq's Kurdistan region. (Ahmed Jadallah/Reuters)
Children of a Christian family, who fled from the violence in Mosul for fear of being targeted by militant group ISIS, stay at a school in Iraq’s Kurdistan region. (Ahmed Jadallah/Reuters)

The Islamic State of Iraq and Syria (ISIS) executed as many as 190 captives earlier this month, according to Human Rights Watch.

Their report is based on an analysis of satellite imagery and graphic photos released by ISIS terrorists.

“The number of victims may well be much higher, but the difficulty of locating bodies and accessing the area has prevented a full investigation,” the rights group said.

The news comes as thousands of Iraqi Christians are fleeing for their lives this week before the brutal onslaught of the jihadist army.

ISIS terror groups are still attacking Christian villages as they press on in their attempt to take more territory.

‘They’ve Cut Off Heads’

At a checkpoint near the Kurdish controlled areas, both Christians and Shiite Muslims warned of an ongoing slaughter at the hands of ISIS.

‘They (ISIS) have cut off heads. There are eight bodies on the river banks. No one knows what they want,” Iraqi refugee Ahmed Hussein said.

Approximately 2,000 Christians sought refuge in the Kurdish city of Erbil after Sunni Muslim gunmen attacked their towns near the city of Mosul.

Iraqi Christian refugee Ibrahim Marzina says he hopes to leave Iraq.

“There are a lot of people who wish to emigrate in this situation because our future is unknown,” he explained. “And in general, the future of Iraq is unknown. But we as a Christian minority, our future is even more unknown. Honestly, we can’t predict our future.”

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SOURCE: CBN News
John Waage