Middle East

Friar trains Iraqis to preserve 'treasures' rescued from Daesh

Father Najeeb Michaeel inspects an old Christian book at the Oriental Manuscript Digitisation Centre (CNDO) in Arbil, the capital of Iraq's autonomous northern Kurdish region, on March 1, 2018. In August 2014 Father Najeeb Michaeel and three friars from his congregation piled two cars full of rare manuscripts, 16th century books and unpublished manuscripts, to save them from the imminent arrival of advancing Islamic State jihadists. / AFP / SAFIN HAMED





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