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© Licensed to London News Pictures. Hamdaniyah, Iraq. 26/07/2014. Some of the members of a 17 strong Iraqi Christian refugee family eat lunch in the kitchen of the unfinished house they now inhabit in Hamdaniyah, Iraq. The family all left Mosul on Friday the 18th of July when Islamic State fighters issued an ultimatum to the city's Christian community. When the family left they were forced to pay a tax for their car, and one member was threatened at knifepoint to ensure they handed over all of their possessions.
Having taken over Mosul Iraq's second largest city in June 2014, fighter of the Islamic State (formerly known as ISIS) have systematically expelled the cities Christian population. Despite having been present in the city for more than 1600 years, Christians in the city were given just days to either convert to Islam, pay a tax for being Christian or leave; many of those that left were also robbed at gunpoint as they passed through Islamic State checkpoints.. Photo credit : Matt Cetti-Roberts/LNP
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