The interventions on behalf of christians, yazidi. Analysts and experts remind us that the kidnapping of activists, or foreign workers in Iraq are made less frequently in recent years. In contrast, in the past they were a hot target of extremist movements and jihadist such as al-Qaeda or the islamic State (IS, former Isis), as well as the criminal organisations that acted with the purpose estorsive. The Ngo Sos Christians of the East has been operational in Iraq since the second half of 2014, following the rise in the Country and in neighboring Syria Is, the so-called islamic state. Their intervention went in favour of the tens of thousands of displaced persons, christians and yazidi, who have had to flee Mosul and the Nineveh plain in order to escape the threat of the jihadist.
Erbil a haven for christians. Today, the heart of its activity is Erbil, capital of Kurdistan of iraq, where they have found refuge and still live today, after almost six years, hundreds of christian families. The four abducted, concludes Benjamin Blanchard, had left their hotel to board a car for a meeting “did not pose any particular problem”. The French authorities have initiated research in collaboration with colleagues iraqis, in an attempt to locate them. The complaint of disappearance was submitted on January 22, after two days of useless attempts of contact. For reasons of safety and for their protection, so far, neither the Ngos nor the government authorities have wanted to reveal the names of the missing people, while on the matter the government of Paris has the opposite of the silence the press.
The climate of extreme tension that you live in Iraq. The seizure takes place in a very turbulent to the institutional and political life of the Country. Yesterday, tens of thousands of people, according to some over a million, went out on the streets responding to the appeal of the leader of radical shiite Moqtada al-Sadr, calling for the expulsion of u.s. troops from Iraq. An event separated by protests anti-government in the act for months against corruption and malfeasance. The internal disputes, unite then the international tensions, in particular the confrontation between the Usa and Iran, which is consumed (also) on the iraqi territory.
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