Church bells ring for the first time in 2 years after Iraqi forces liberate Christian town of Bartella.
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Church bells rang in an Iraqi Christian town over the weekend for the first time since the Islamic State captured it more than two years ago, as Iraqi forces advance on the city of Mosul to push out the terrorist group.
The Christian town of Bartella was held by ISIS until Saturday, when Iraqi ground forces liberated the area. One Iraqi soldier signaled victory by ringing the bells of the town’s church, which ISIS defaced by writing on its walls, “Our God is higher than the cross,” the International Business Times reports. Free Beacon