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Syria’s Christians Fight Back

posted on February 25, 2015

At Foreign Policy, Sheren Khalel and Matthew Vickery report on the Syriac Military Council (MFS), an Assyrian Christian militia fighting in Syria’s civil war. The MFS, comprised of only 800 soldiers, protects al-Haskah, the only remaining home to ethnic Assyrians. “While most of Syria’s territories have been carved out in the fight along ethnic and sectarian lines, the struggle for al-Hasakah seems to be a fight for unity and inclusion of those who are willing to defend the small province,” the authors write, including the soldiers of the Kurdish People’s Protection Units who help protect al-Hasakah. “They say the aim is for every group to have equal rights and representation in the province.”

Read at Foreign Policy