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Desperate search for missing Iraqi girl

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>> A desperate plea for help. Three year old Christina's photo smiles down from the wall. Her parents refusing to give up hope they will see their daughter again. The toddler snatched by Islamic State from her Iraqi home town two years ago.>>
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> They started to chant Allah-u-Akbar calling on Christians to leave.
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We decided not to leave. My four children left with their uncle, but my husband, me and my three year old daughter, Christina, opted to stay. We cannot leave and we did not want to leave. It had not occurred to us that they would kidnap our daughter and would torment us.
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>> The family was eventually herded with other Christians to a bus. Christina breastfeeding on her mother's lap, when the bus driver wrenched her away. Almost nothing is known about what happened to her since. It's assumed she was taken to Mosul, her family praying she will be found among the thousands of refugees fleeing the city.
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>> I am afraid because the situation inside Mosul is bad, but we hope she's alive. This is what we hope for, I pray to God to protect her, and bring her back, this is my only hope.>> Now living in a cramped cabin in an Iraqi refugee camp, her family keep vigil over any news from Mosul.
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Praying Christina, who would now be five, will return to them.