Middle East

Freed from Daesh, but Qaraqosh now a ghost town

A member of the Nineveh Plain Protection Units (NPU), a small Christian militia charged with protecting the predominantly Christian Iraqi town of Qaraqosh (Hamdaniya), walks in a destroyed church in the town which lies some 30 kilometres east of the northern city of Mosul, on March 3, 2017. AFP / ARIS MESSINIS

A version of this article appeared in the print edition of The Daily Star on March 30, 2017, on page 8.




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