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Xavier Bisits previously worked for Aid to the Church in Need International in Iraq. He is based in Washington, D.C.
A street scene in Bartella. Photo by Rami Esa Saqat and Fadi Esa Saqat.
Politics & Society Dispatches
Xavier BisitsFebruary 27, 2020
With the liberation of parts of Iraq from ISIS in 2017, Iraq’s Christians returned home to two unwelcome developments. Their homes had been burned, looted or destroyed by ISIS and Iran-backed groups who helped defeat ISIS—known as Popular Mobilization Forces—now controlled their towns.