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Monks won't leave ancient monastery amid ISIL threat

St. Matthew's Monastery is recognized as one of the oldest Christian monasteries in Iraq. Today, it looks down on the hills of one of Iraq's most active frontlines against the Islamic State.

http://www.9news.com/video/4260001874001/1/Monks-wont-leave-ancient-monastery-amid-ISIL-threat http://videos.usatoday.net/Brightcove2/29906170001/2015/05/29906170001_4259988850001_thumbnail-for-video-4259922525001.jpg?pubId=29906170001 Monks won't leave ancient monastery amid ISIL threat St. Matthew's Monastery is recognized as one of the oldest Christian monasteries in Iraq. Today, it looks down on the hills of one of Iraq's most active frontlines against the Islamic State. 02:03

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