Troop withdrawal leaves Iraqi Christians with one less safeguard – Mission Network News

Iraq (MNN) — Some 2,200 U.S. troops are leaving Iraq later this month, officials announced Wednesday, leaving 3,000 soldiers behind to support local authorities. Its the first troop withdrawal from Iraq since 2016. The departure comes nearly two decades after the first U.S. forces invaded Baghdad in 2003. Samuel* with Redemptive Stories says believers had... Read more

Christians and Yazidis experiencing persecution in Syria after US troop withdrawal, commission hears

US forces were controversially withdrawn from Syria.ReutersA religious freedom scholar told the United States' top religious freedom panel that the U.S. troop pullback in northeastern Syria has created a "vacuum" that has allowed Turkish forces and affiliated opposition groups to carry out war crimes against Christians and other religious minorities.The U.S. Commission on International Religious... Read more