Iraqi figures stress return of Chaldean–Syriac–Assyrian people to Mosul after its liberation

MOSUL, Iraq — Officials in Iraq, including official of the Syriac Catholic Churches in Mosul Father Raad Adel, stated that although the security situation in Mosul is still precarious, it is necessary for the Chaldean–Syriac–Assyrian people to return to Mosul so that they can re-establish themselves in the city, which is the original home of Chaldean–Syriac–Assyrian people in Iraq.

Father Adel stated that, although many Chaldeans–Syriacs–Assyrians returned to Nineveh Plains, not many returned to Mosul.

“The [Chaldean–Syriac–Assyrian] people need a political decision to further help their return to Mosul,” Father Adel added.

The Assistant Governor of Nineveh Sarwan Ruzbiani stated that, “Many of the [Chaldean–Syriac–Assyrian] people had emigrated from Iraq to neighboring countries and Europe when [the Islamic State] had control over Mosul.”

“Their children continue to learn in other schools, so I think they find it difficult to return,” he added. “However, I call on them to return to their original homeland in Mosul.”