Ankawa.com – exclusive, Kirkuk – Emad Matti
Translated by Rashwan Issam Al-Daqaq
Following the closure of all roads allowing people coming from Mosul to enter the city of Kirkuk, 10 elderly and disabled Christian people arrived two days ago at the contact line between the Peshmerga forces and the Islamic State. These people arrived at Alkhaled check point that located 30 Km west of Kirkuk.
After the efforts made by the Patriarch Lewis Sako, Bishop Yousif Toma, head of diocese of Kirkuk and Alsulaymaniah, Mr Emad Youkhana, member of the Iraqi parliament, and Mr Emad Matti in obtaining the official approvals from the province of Kirkuk, it was allowed last night, Wednesday 7th of January 2015, by the Peshmerga at Alkhaled check point, located 30 Km west of Kirkuk, the entry of these people to the city. These elderly people were received by Mr Emad Matti after mid night, at 1 am, and transferred them to the Chaldean Diocese.
After their arrival to the diocese, some of them said to the site of Ankawa.com that they were living in one of the nursery home in the city of Mosul. They were taken out from the nursery home by the militants of the Islamic State (ISIL). The militants took their money, jewellery, documents and sent them to the legitimacy court of ISIL. The court sentenced them to leave the city of Mosul.
The following are the names and pictures of these elderly Christian people:
Hekmat Jacob Findukly
Ghania Yousif Hanna
Najib Georgis Yousif
Paul Georgis Asso
Salem Yousif Matti
Osmat Nathum Iskander
Hameed Noeel Yousif
Hameed Majeed Solomon
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