A young Iraqi boy and his Christian family seeks refuge at a monastery in Al-Qosh.

90% of Iraqi christians have fled the city of Mosul in Northern Iraq seeking refuge in monastaries north of the city in villages such as Al-Qosh. Christians and churche buildings have been targeted by Islamic insurgents in recent weeks resulting in the killing of 10 Iraqi christians and the murder of the bishop of Mosul. Many christians have vowed never to return to Mosul and some are seekig refuge with friends and families in towns and cities neighbouring Mosul or in religious building such as monastaries and churches in the region.  (image by Jason Tanner)
A young Iraqi boy and his Christian family seeks refuge at a monastery in Al-Qosh. 90% of Iraqi christians have fled the city of Mosul in Northern Iraq seeking refuge in monastaries north of the city in villages such as Al-Qosh. Christians and churche buildings have been targeted by Islamic insurgents in recent weeks resulting in the killing of 10 Iraqi christians and the murder of the bishop of Mosul. Many christians have vowed never to return to Mosul and some are seekig refuge with friends and families in towns and cities neighbouring Mosul or in religious building such as monastaries and churches in the region.
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