In the Iraqi Christian town of Qaraqosh, time stands still. The ISIS group was expelled in October 2016, but life has not returned to its once-vibrant and wealthy neighborhoods.
House after house in Qaraqosh was torched or blown up, and churches were destroyed or defaced with the ISIS flag and threats (AFP)
‘Nowhere like it’
Qaraqosh may now be safe but residents say returning remains impossible, with basic services yet to be restored and no way yet to repair their homes (AFP)