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France urges UN Security Council meeting as Islamic State seizes Christian town | News | DW.DE | 07.08.2014

French Foreign Minister Laurent Fabius called for a meeting of the UN Security Council after Islamist militants in northern Iraq seized the country's largest Christian town and nearby villages.

The new gains by "Islamic State" (IS) militants have reportedly prompted thousands of Christians to flee the northern town of Qaraqosh and surrounding areas, residents and Christian clerics said.

"Given the seriousness of the situation - the first victims of which are civilians and religious minorities - France is requesting an urgent meeting of the Security Council so the international community can mobilize to counter the terrorist threat in Iraq and support and protect the population at risk," Fabius said in a statement.

A very bad year for Europe and the Middle East ... Maidan - Crimea - MH17 - MIVD and Moscow. A year later Russia intervenes militarily in Syria.

by Oui on Sun Mar 7th, 2021 at 12:31:22 PM EST
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