IRAQ-CONFLICT-CHRISTIANS

AFP PHOTO / SAFIN HAMED

“The bricks have fallen, but we will build with dressed stones…”

BARTELLA, IRAQ - OCTOBER 24, 2016: David Dosha, the priest of the Church of Mart Shmony, located in the Christian Iraqi town of Bartella, about 15 kilometres (10 miles) east of Mosul, inspects damage at the church's compound after Iraqi forces retook control of the town from jihadists of the Islamic State. The counter-terrorism service (CTS), Iraq's best-trained and most battle-seasoned force, retook full control of Bartalla on October 20. ***** “The bricks have fallen, but we will build with dressed stones; the sycamores have been cut down, but we will put cedars in their place.” (Isaiah 9:10) *****

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