About 40 Iraqi Christian Refugees Reach France

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France welcomes about 40 Iraqi Christian refugees.

Iraqi Christains reach France
Iraqi Christains reach France


A plane carrying humanitarian aid from France to Erbil picked up these Christians from Erbil and flew to Paris.

Foreign Minister Laurent Fabius greeted these Iraqi Christians at the airport and said several hundred more Iraqi Christians will reach France in the coming weeks. The French government had said last month that it would offer asylum to Iraqi Christians forced to flee by the IS militants.