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The Assyrian Observatory for Human Rights (AOHR) has noted in a statement, a copy of which was received by abouna.org site, that armed groups belonging to the so-called Islamic State in Iraq and...
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The Knights of Columbus is putting more than $2 million toward new homes for Iraqi and Syrian refugees fleeing violence, and not a moment too soon, said Supreme Knight Carl Anderson. “We have tens of...