Asim Rafiqui
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Between the Cross and the Kalashnikov: Iraq's Assyrian Christians

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baghdida, northern iraq, january 2005: the narqurtaya church, dating back 1600 years, is watched closely by assyrian militia forces.  as churches are bombed by islamic insurgents/resistance fights in neighboring cities like mosul, the assyrians have been patrolling and protecting religious sites in cities<br />