Defense officials have said that weapons smuggled into Iraq by the Iranian regime have already resulted in the deaths of American troops. In June, 15 servicemen were killed in Iraq. The U.S. attributed all the attacks to militias trained by the IRGC.
Iranian officials have denied the role of the IRGC in arming militants in Iraq and Afghanistan, and have claimed the U.S. concocted these stories to justify maintaining an American military presence in the region.
"In order to meet Iraq's Christians this year, Santa Claus will have to steer his sleigh to Jordan, Syria, Kurdistan or Europe. After Al-Qaida's October 31 massacre at a central Baghdad church, thousands of Christians have decided that their homeland is no longer safe."
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Catholics in Bogor in Indonesia are not allowed to celebrate Christmas Mass.
Christmas festivities were canceled in Iraqi churches.
In the UK, members of an Islamic hate group launched a poster campaign on “the evils of Christmas”.
And in Iran, several Christians prepared to spend Christmas behind bars.
Enjoy the time with your families and friends, but remember those who are not as fortunate.