Over the years, the Christian town of Alqosh, Iraq, has served as a refuge to Christians of Mosul who have fled various waves of violence in their home city. Now, with the jihadist ISIS in control of Mosul, most of those fleeing the city for comparative safety in Alqosh are Shia Muslim. Only a handful of refugees are Christian. “It is a sign,” reports National Public Radio’s Leida Fadel, “of just how few Christians are left in Iraq, and in Mosul in particular.”

Source: NPR