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On NewsHour Weekend Saturday, we travel to Alqosh, a Christian town in northern Iraq just 30 miles from the ISIS stronghold of Mosul. Alqosh was overrun last summer by ISIS fighters and then recaptured with the help of Iraqi Christian and Kurdish militias this past August.
Fighting to protect Alqosh is an Assyrian Christian militia known as Dyvekh Nawsha. But who are the Assyrian Christians?
Here are eight things you should know about this ethnic minority group, whose members are spread across the world.
Visitors look at Assyrian mural sculptures at the Iraqi National Museum in Baghdad, March 8, 2015. Islamic State militants have desecrated Assyrian relics and ancient sites. Photo by Khalid al-Mousily/Reuters
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