IRAQ: Monastery of Mor Moshe in Nohadra looted by unidentified persons

NOHADRA, Iraq — Unidentified persons attacked and looted the Mor Moshe Monastery in Jelek village, in Nohadra (Dohuk), Iraq.

According to a circulated video, an unknown group had broken the doors locks, and looted some property and money from the monastery.

This attack took place despite the presence of a military checkpoint near the monastery, which is located on a high mountainous area opposite the Khabur River, which passes next to it.

Chaldean-Syriac-Assyrian activists demanded the Iraqi government to open an investigation and arrest the perpetrators.

The residents of the village and several activists demanded the Iraqi government to appoint guards for the monastery because it is visited by many visitors.

Every year, the Mor Moshe feast is celebrated in the monastery. Many Chaldean-Syriac-Assyrian people come from all regions of Iraq and other countries to attend the event.