Youth of Baghdede hold special event on 7th anniversary of ISIS invasion of Nineveh Plains

BAGHDEDE, Iraq — On the seventh anniversary of the genocide in Nineveh Plains and the forced displacement of the Chaldean–Syriac–Assyrian people, the Youth of Baghdede held a two-day commemorative event, ‘Who Plants with Tears will Harvest Hymns’.

The first day of the event, held at Mor Youhanna Church, included an evening of religious hymns. The Second day included prayers and a march to the Holy Cross at the entrance to Baghdede.

The Syriac Catholic Bishop of the Diocese of Mosul and its Environs of the Syriac Catholic, Mor Youhanna Boutros Moshe, also spoke of the love of the people of Baghdede for their region and their faith in Christ.

In 2014, the Islamic State (ISIS) launched a violent attack on Mosul and Nineveh Plains, occupying the lands of the Chaldean–Syriac–Assyrian and other minority peoples, displacing thousands, committing numerous crimes, and enslaving thousands of Yezidis.