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© Licensed to London News Pictures. Hamdaniyah, Iraq. 26/07/2014. Iraqi Christian refugee Dilar Minowar Salim, 9 (C), watches as her family receives fresh drinking water from Kurdish Zeravani soldiers at the partially built home she shares with 16 other family members in Hamdaniyah, Iraq. Dilar left Mosul on Friday the 18th of July with her family 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 her elder brother (19) was threatened at knifepoint to ensure they handed over all of their possessions including family photographs.
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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