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Welcome To Iraq’s Liberated Bartella: Assyrian Priest Kisses Shi’a Muslim Soldier In Thanks

by Jonathan Azaziah

Following two years of horrific rule at the hands of US-Zionist-GCC-birthed ISIS, the Iraqi-Assyrian Christian town of Bartella is finally free. The gorgeous, rhythmic sound of church bells can be heard ringing throughout the streets for the first time since Daesh took over the area. Liberation is so prevalent in the air that the taste is as tangy as a fresh pomegranate from the once-lush Southern Iraqi Marshlands. On the grounds of one Bartella church, after Iraqi soldiers had declared it an ISIS-free zone, an Assyrian priest pulled a Shi’a Muslim soldier aside and kissed his forehead, thanking him for his remarkable heroism. “We Are One Hand!” personified. Continue reading Welcome To Iraq’s Liberated Bartella: Assyrian Priest Kisses Shi’a Muslim Soldier In Thanks