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Sectarian attacks target Christians, leaving them between fleeing, death

Sayedat al-Najat church massacre in 2010 - File photo/MCN
Iraq has witnessed several sectarian crimes against Christians, which stirred fear and horror in the followers of this spectrum and condemnation of all the society due to the failure in securing them.

Hammurabi Human Rights Organization stated Monday that at least 700 Christians were killed for their identity.

Chairman of Hammurabi William Warda affirmed that 52-56 percent of killing Christians' incidents took place in Baghdad, followed by Nineveh and Kirkuk.

"Around 800 thousand Christians fled the country after they were 1.3 million before the US invasion in 2003," Warda said.

"Baghdad that used to embrace 600 thousand Christians, no it embraces only 150 thousand," Warda stated, adding that about 2400 Christian families left Baghdad after the incident of Sayedat al-Najat church massacre in Baghdad In the 2010, were 52 persons were killed after captured as hostages by the militants of the Islamic State of Iraq.

The Hammurabi Human Rights Organization report stated that 2 percent of Christians killed in Iraq were women, 2 percent were men, 3 percent are elderly. It also revealed that 20 properties belong to Christians were forcibly taken.

A Christian family in the capital, Baghdad was killed on Friday, when armed assailants broke into their house and stole all the valuable properties.

"The killing of the Christian family is dangerous, even it was for robbery," Speaker of the Iraqi Parliament Salim al-Jabouri said on Monday, calling on security apparatuses to protect all citizens across the nation.

The Iraqi interior ministry announced the arrest of the suspects on Saturday, adding that they subject them to investigations.
Last Modified: Monday، 12 March 2018 02:53 PM