In this Jan. 18, 2019 photo, a men pray at Mart Shmony Church, an orthodox church in the northern Iraqi town of Bartella, Iraq. Two years after it was liberated from Islamic State militants, only a fraction of Christian residents have returned to Bartella. Many fear intimidation by the town’s population of Shabak, a Shiite Muslim ethnic group who dominate the militias that now run Bartella.
In this Jan. 18, 2019 photo, a men pray at Mart Shmony Church, an orthodox church in the northern Iraqi town of Bartella, Iraq. Two years after it was liberated from Islamic State militants, only a fraction of Christian residents have returned to Bartella. Many fear intimidation by the town’s population of Shabak, a Shiite Muslim ethnic group who dominate the militias that now run Bartella. Fay Abuelgasim AP Photo
In this Jan. 18, 2019 photo, a men pray at Mart Shmony Church, an orthodox church in the northern Iraqi town of Bartella, Iraq. Two years after it was liberated from Islamic State militants, only a fraction of Christian residents have returned to Bartella. Many fear intimidation by the town’s population of Shabak, a Shiite Muslim ethnic group who dominate the militias that now run Bartella. Fay Abuelgasim AP Photo