Bleak Christmas for Iraqi refugees stuck in Jordan

//Bleak Christmas for Iraqi refugees stuck in Jordan

Bleak Christmas for Iraqi refugees stuck in Jordan

Saad Polus Qiryaqoz bitterly remembers the festive Christmas season in his Iraqi hometown of Bartella before he was forced to flee to neighbouring Jordan when jihadists took it over.Up until 2014, when Islamic State swept the Nineveh Plain in northern Iraq, Christians like Qiryaqoz had pulled out the stops over Christmas with celebrations lasting a whole month, he said.“Our life was beautiful and we were happy before the jihadists seized our town and destroyed everything,” said the engineer and…

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