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Their future depends on help from the West, according to a senior Chaldean Catholic official

A special forces soldier helps a family carry their child to cross from an ISIS-controlled part of Mosul to an area controlled by Iraqi forces

Campaigners want US government to do more to help Christians and other minorities persecuted by ISIS

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Such a strategy would make Christians a ‘target’ for their enemies, Church leaders have said

A tomb had been desecrated and statue of the Virgin Mary was decapitated at the St Addai Chaldean Catholic church

Aid workers say the assault on the city is ‘just the first of several phases’ paving the way for Christians to return to their homeland

Iraq’s prime minister announced the start of the operations, backed by US-led coalition air and ground support, on state television

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?

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

Despite military defeats suffered by ISIS, Iraqi Christians say minority groups in the country face further uncertainty