War on ISIS: U.S. Bombing Pushes Final Christians Out of Raqqa

By Callum Paton

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Intense bombing by the U.S-led coalition fighting to liberate Raqqa along with deadly clashes in the de-facto Syrian capital of the Islamic State militant group (ISIS) have pushed some of the last remaining Christians out of the city.

The harsh subjugation of minorities such as Christians is one of ISIS’s calling cards throughout the Middle East. The group’s systematic murder and abuse of the ethnic Yazidis in Iraq has been called a genocide by the United Nations. The militants’ repression of other religious faiths it considers heretical has varies by degrees in the the territory it controlled.

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Joel Cholo Brooks is a Liberian journalist who previously worked for several international news outlets including the BBC African Service. He is the CEO of the Global News Network which publishes two local weeklies, The Star and The GNN-Liberia Newspapers. He is a member of the Press Union Of Liberia (PUL) since 1986, and several other international organizations of journalists, and is currently contributing to the South Africa Broadcasting Corporation as Liberia Correspondent.