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Dera Shish

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Dera Shish is an Assyrian village in Dohuk Province of Iraqi Kurdistan. The village is very remote, in a mountain range on the northeastern edge of Iraq. However, the village is well known as it is a site of pilgrimage, and a monastery dedicated to Mar Etken exists here. Unfortunately, during the Al-Anfal Campaign the entire village was destroyed and the monastery was bombed. However, The village and monastery was rebuilt in the 2000s by Sarkis Aghajan.

Map of Dera Shish, Iraq

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Dera Shish Wikipedia


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