Twenty Years After the U.S. Invasion, Iraqi Christians Fight for Survival

Tall Timbers

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Iraq’s ancient Christian community is still hanging on, twenty years after the U.S. invasion forced thousands of Christians to flee and nine years after the Islamic State threatened to wipe out those who remained.

The National on Tuesday reported there were about 1.5 million Christians in Iraq before the 2003 invasion, but today less than 250,000 remain, and some estimates put the number much lower. A group called the Shlama Foundation estimated there are only a little over 141,000 Chaldean, Assyrian, and Syriac Christians still in Iraq.


I Shall Not Be Moved
Wow. Just looked up the population of Iraq...over 45 million.
I cant imagine the hardships our Brothers and Sisters must face.