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Members of the Nineveh Plain Protection Units, who have won their first battle against ISIS (Photo: CNS)

Fighting fire with fire

ISIS has brought terror to Iraq’s Christian community. Now there’s a military fightback – but could it make things even worse?

Armenians are escorted to prison by Ottoman soldiers in April 1915  (AP Photo, File)

Christian militias are merely defending villages from an enemy that will show no mercy. But in doing so they must make dangerous choices

The delegation at an aid distribution centre in Erbil (ACN)

Three MPs met displaced families and attended an ordination ceremony

A priest holds a candle at a camp for the displaced in Irbil, northern Iraq (AP)

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The Nineveh Plain Protection Units in training (AP)

Assyrian group says it has liberated a village from ISIS control with help from US-led coalition

Patriarch Sako: the US must 'help Iraq get out of the serious situation in which it finds itself' (AP)

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A refugee camp for Christians in Erbil, northern Iraq (Mazur/catholicnews.org.uk)

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Site of airstrike in Aleppo on July 25 (CNS)

Only 40,000 Christians are left in Aleppo, according to reports

Displaced people receive aid on the outskirts of Shirqat, south of Mosul, Iraq (CNS)

Christian minorities from Iraq and Syria left feeling ‘betrayed’ as humanitarian assistance fails to reach them

Smoke rises as people flee their homes during clashes between Iraqi security forces and ISIS (AP)

Up to 13 million Iraqis may need humanitarian aid by the end of 2016