No doubt the jihadists feel “exonerated.” After all, they already commanded the Christian minority to depart Mosul — or else “you will be victims of more attacks.” Open season on Christians of Mosul continues unabated.
“Iraq: Two Christian women killed in Mosul Mosul,” from AKI, November 12 :
Two Christian women were shot dead and one was injured in the northern Iraqi city of Mosul on Wednesday. Armed men shot and killed one Christian woman while she waited to catch the bus to got [get]to work in the neighbourhood of al-Qahira in northern Mosul.
The attackers then stormed her house and opened fire on the family killing the other sister and injuring their mother, said an unnamed police source quoted by Iraqi news agency Voices of Iraq.
Both victims were public employees.
The shooting is the latest in a wave of attacks against the Christian community in Iraq that has caused hundreds of families to flee the city in recent weeks.
At least 14 Christians have been killed in Mosul since September.
Mosul is home to the second-largest community of Christians in Iraq after Baghdad. The city is the capital of the Nineveh Governorate, located some 405 kilometres north of Baghdad.