By: FA ME
A number of families living in a building belongs to the Latin Rite church located in Al-Saa quarter of Mosul city expressed their fears from targeting the building by explosion because it is used by local police as guarding point. Several families expressed that fears and they said a police force asked to take the roof of the building as guarding point because its control Al-Saa quarter and to stop some practices on these forces.
The five Christian families living in the building, which most of them are there for more than 20 years, confirmed that they are peaceful people and they don’t want these forces to have position near to them because they are exposed to harassments. One of the most obvious, as the electricity became worse in summer season they can not use the roof of the building for sleeping during the night and that forced them to sleep in their apartments. These families were so much annoyed because the police do not asked for permission but they did break the door of the building and localized on the roof.
One of the occupiers of the building said that few families decided to leave the building as a result of these practices which entered its fifth months without any movements from the priests or clerics to stop it.
The same person, which preferred not to mention his name, added that he asked the person responsible for Latin Rite Church to explain the problem to the authority and nothing happened since two months, especially after when things became worst and when the building exposed to an explosion caused by a blowing bomb located near by on Sunday evening, the 21st of June 2009.