The death of a prominent ISIS leader during a U.S. military raid is being cheered by those who have endured atrocities at the hands of the terrorist group.
According to International Christian Concern, which has documented the horrors perpetrated by ISIS, the death of Abu Bakr Al-Baghdadi marks a milestone after the Islamic terrorists spread across Iraq in 2014, forcing Christians who were captured to convert to Islam or face execution.
ICC spokesman William Stark says Christians in the region are predictably pleased that the leader of the group that threatened their lives and homes is gone.
“However, I think a lot of them are still quite concerned,” says Stark, “that even though the leader is gone perhaps the soldiers, the perpetrators, the other people involved in it – they're not gone as well."
Christians in the historic region need help rebuilding their homes and villages, Stark tells OneNewsNow, but securing the countryside from the terrorists is also vital work.