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to preserve 'treasures' rescued from DaeshIn August 2014, as Daesh (ISIS) charged toward Qaraqosh, once Iraq's largest Christian city, Father Najeeb filled his car with rare manuscripts, sixteenth century books and irreplaceable records.He fled toward the relative safety of the autonomous Kurdish region in northern Iraq.With two other friars from his Dominican order, he also moved the Oriental Manuscript Digitization Center. Thanks to "a premonition" in late July 2014, the Dominicans relocated the archives once again, this time to Iraqi Kurdistan.When he returned to Mosul last year to attend the first post-Daesh Christmas mass, Friar Najeeb found his church in ruins.
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