Assyrian Christians FIGHT to defend their communities from ISIS

An interesting video about Assyrian Christians called the Syriac Military Council (MFS) who are fighting to defend their people from ISIS and other Islamic groups in the area. According to MFS members in the video, they have made alliances with both Kurds and Arabs in their fight to defend their people. And they have pledged to stay in their land and won’t be forced out:

The Syriac Military Council (MFS) was established in January 2013 to protect the marginalised Assyrian Christian communities in Syria.

They have fought to defend themselves from the Islamic State, Al-Nusra Front and Ahrar al-Sham and frequently work in tandem with the Kurdish People’s Protection Units (YPG).

As sectarian violence swamps Syria, MFS aim to defend their land, religion and identity in a region where Christians are increasingly finding themselves unwelcome.


I am fortunate to have been born in America where I can live without any threat to my life. As a Christian, I can’t imagine living in a place constantly under threat like this from people who just want to massacre you and having to defend it daily. Just amazing.

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