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Iraqi Christians displaced by Sunni militants seek to flee abroad
Iraqi Christians displaced by Sunni militants seek to flee abroad

Word that their hometown may soon be "liberated" has done little to buoy the spirits of the displaced residents of Bartella, a largely Christian town in northern Iraq of 20,000 overrun last month by Islamist militants. There is no sense of heady anticipation from the exiled townsfolk and tens of thousands of other Christians who have fled the onslaught of Islamic State extremists. ------------ FOR THE RECORD An earlier version of this post misspelled the name of Father Banham Lalo, pastor of Bartella's St. George Church, as Bahnam. ------------ Many displaced Christians now see no future in Iraq, home to one of the most ancient Christian communities anywhere. ...

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