Keramlis, a Christian town on the Nineveh Plains in northern Iraq, fell to ISIS in August 2014, sending its inhabitants fleeing. The town was retaken by Iraq forces three weeks ago as part of the push for Mosul, but most of its homes were destroyed in the process.
The indigenous Christian population in the Middle East has been largely decimated by Islamic forces sweeping through the region, leaving them in a precarious situation as Israel has become the only safe country for Christians in the Middle East.
Efforts by the US-led coalition to hit ISIS in its pocket by destroying cash warehouses appears to be taking some effect, and though this may weaken ISIS, experts believe this is not exactly a death-blow to the terror organization.
The Islamic State terror group’s offensive in Iraq is now threatening to take the northern Iraqi village of Al Qosh, which is home to an ancient Jewish synagogue that contains the tomb of the Prophet Nahum the Elkoshite.