Iraq: Fear Persists in Mosul
A Christian woman has spoken of her heartbreak seeing Mosul’s desecrated churches – and remains fearful of Daesh (ISIS) collaborators in the city.
Nadia Younis Butti, who returned to Mosul, northern Iraq, for the first time since Daesh seized it in summer 2014, told Catholic charity Aid to the Church in Need that the city was still “extremely dangerous”.
Fearing Daesh sympathizers amid the Muslim community, she said: “A lot of Mosul’s inhabitants have worked together with Daesh-jihadists for three years, and some might have relatives or family members who were with Daesh.
“There are a lot of Sunnis, who often supported Daesh.”