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Funeral Service Held in Iraq for 7 Assyrian Refugees Who Drowned

(AINA) -- Funeral services were held yesterday in Ankawa, Iraq for the seven Assyrians who drowned while crossing the Aegean Sea to Greece. All seven were from Baghdede (Qaraqosh), Iraq. They were members of two families. Their names are:

  • Stephen Marzena Marogeh
  • Silvana Sami Marogeh (wife)
  • Angie Marogeh (Daughter)
  • Mark Marogeh (son)
  • Samah Sami Marogeh (Silvana's sister)
  • Haneen Salem Saman Shasha (Samah's daughter)
  • Marvin Shasha (Samah's son)

Related: Timeline of ISIS in Iraq

Baghdede, formerly the largest Assyrian town in Iraq with 50,000 residents, was captured by ISIS last year on August 7, causing all 50,000 Assyrians to flee (AINA 2014-08-07). They have not returned and are living in Ankawa, a suburb of Arbel, and Dohuk (Assyrian Noohadra). Many have left the country and most of the others have expressed a desire to leave.


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