Iraqi Christians Take Refuge In Biblical City

The advance of the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria (ISIS) has left few safe havens for Iraq’s Christians. Many have found protection in Iraqi Kurdistan and help from American believers. When CBN News learned that many fleeing Christians found refuge in the northern Ninevah town of Alqosh, we traveled to the ancient Christian community to meet them. Alqosh is mentioned in the Bible—it was the hometown of the Old Testament prophet Nahum. Today, it’s exclusively Christian; no Muslims are allowed to live in Alqosh.  Radi Yusef and his son had arrived in Alqosh just two hours earlier from Qaraqosh, near Mosul.

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