As part of the effort to liberate Iraq from ISIS, Iraqi forces are moving through the country liberating villages previously held by the radical jihadists.
Many of these towns were targeted specifically for being Christian, including Bartella.
Bartella, an Assyrian Christian community that once held 20,000 is completely abandoned. But now that ISIS has been kicked out, the Assyrians can hopefully begin to rebuild.
Here are more pictures from Bartella, ravaged by ISIS.
Via Bear Witness Central.
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