As the Iraqi forces take on ISIS in its 7th week to take back Mosul and the surrounding areas, the In Defense of Christians, stressed that Internally Displaced (IDPs) Christians in the Middle Eastern country are living in “dire conditions.”
According to an unidentified Qaraqosh man from the predominantly Christian Assyrian city, housed in the northern limits of the nation, said that the people want to “rebuild.”
Specifically stating, “Rebuilding! We will clean it, we will clean Qaraqosh.”
“Just let (officials) tell us to ‘come back oh families,’ we will come back the next day.”
To do so, “We just need water and electricity.”
“I swear to God, if we come tomorrow Qaraqosh will return to how it was in 3 months.”
These stunning pictures demonstrate the darkness of ISIS’s rule, the man shows off his living conditions in a dilapidated home.
At one time, like the rest of Mosul, the predominantly Christian community of Qaraqosh was a place of peace.
Once terrorist forces took hold of it two years ago in 2014, the spirit of it crashed and so did the people.
Over the last couple of years, ISIS has fostered fear, caused a barrage of human rights atrocities and assaults on individuals, putting vulnerable groups like women and children at higher risks.
The non-profit organization, In Defense of Christians focuses on raising awareness for Christian communities in Egypt, Iraq, Jordan, Lebanon, and Syria, according to the website.