Iraq's government takes new security measures to protect Christians in Mosul
The Iraqi government has announced new security measures to
protect Christians in Mosul after a spate of attacks against them by Sunni
religious extremists, ap
The governor of the province that includes Mosul, Duraid Mohammed Kashmoula, said Saturday that about 3,000 Christians have fled the city over the past week alone to escape threats and attacks by Sunni extremists.
Interior Ministry spokesman Maj. Gen. Abdul Karim Khalaf said Sunday that the government is taking new measures to protect Mosul's Christians, including more police in their neighborhoods and more checkpoints and patrols near churches.
"We don't deny that hostile acts occurred, but we have the ability to stop such acts and the situation is under