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ISIS Burn Assyrian Woman, 80, in North Iraq

(AINA) -- According to a report by the BasNews agency, ISIS burned an 80 year-old Assyrian woman to death in a village southeast of Mosul. Citing Sa'ed Mamuzini, a representative of the Kurdistan Democratic Party (KDP) office in Mosul, BasNews stated in its report that the woman, who was from Karamlis, was burned for failing to comply with Islamic Sharia law.

Lying about 10 miles northeast of Baghdede (Qaraqosh), once the largest Assyrian city with a population of 50,000 Assyrians, Karamlis is one of dozens of Assyrian villages in the Nineveh Plains surrounding Mosul, which was partially overrun by ISIS on August 7 of 2014, causing 200,000 Assyrian to fell their villages (AINA 2014-08-07). Nearly all have not returned and are living as refugees in Ankawa and Dohuk.

See Timeline of ISIS in Iraq.

200,000 Assyrians fled from the Nineveh Plains, the last stronghold of Assyrians in Iraq. All but a few of these villages shown in this map Are Assyrian.


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