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Season 6, Episode 42 of 99

At the start of the U.S. war in Iraq, 13 years ago, there were a million Christians living in Iraq, a nation of 33 million people. Today there are fewer than 250,000 Christians, as most have fled the country, particularly during the last two years, as ISIS occupied majority Christian towns lying between the mainly Kurdish northern region of Iraq and the mostly Arab southern Iraq. The Assyrians in Iraq are descendants of the world's first Christians, whose presence here dates back to the first century A.D. On Sunday, NewsHour Weekend Special Correspondent Christopher Livesay reports on the second of a two-part series from Iraq, and looks at how this ethnic group is coping in the war-torn country.

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