The population of Assyrians in Iraq today is more closer to 700,000. This is just from my calculations and extensive research.
300,000 is a claim made by a Kurdish puppet to downgrade our population in Iraq. Just like when Saddam tried to downgrade / Arabize us when he said there was only 90,000 Assyrians in Iraq during the 1990's Iraqi-Census.
I hope you r right, but if we have 700 000 ppl left in Iraq, dont you think we wud have some influence, even if you say 300 000 of our people voting for kurds through Sarkis Agajan, I still cant believe it, if we were 700 000 we wud be visiable.
I barely believe that we are 500 000 left in iraq, there is almost no Assyrians left in Bagdad, in Basra or other arabs-dominate area, not even in mosul city. The only place we have our ppl left is desth d nivehe(mosul plain) and inside KRG region.
our people r populaed Ainkawa-a small city outside Arbil, and Shaqlawa, Diayana, and the rest of our people are in Nohadra region, small villages and the biggest poplution are living in Nohdra(Dohuk). what wud be the biggest city or village in Nohdra region? sarsang? or barwara?both villages are not even 10 000s.
According Turkomans in KRG the are the second ethnic group in KRG, which means our number in KRG are less than 200 000, and even our number are 300 000 in mousal area(which I wud never believe that our nubmer wud be that high, since we are talking about small villages), even if our ppl moved from Bagdad, Basra to Nineveh palin, we wud reached that high number.
Dont forget, alot of our people moved to Europe and USA after invision of Iraq 2013, and today no one is ready to go back to live in Bagdad or in Basra, they wud live under very strict islamic laws.
Not even in Iraq we have a solid region, I think this is the biggest problem we are facing, desipte we have alot of people in Nineveh plain, its not eneough, The Yezidi and shabak and turkoman wud never let us rule over them. They wud claim mousal plain for them selves.
so whats happening in reality is that Sarkis agajan, even zowaa (thats what I believe) are trying to getting nivehe plain into KRG-so through KRG they wud ask for some sort of self-adminstrative region, this is what Kurds want.
on the other hand, Malaki, through Al nijafi, a sunni politican in Mosul and also governer of Mousel city, trying to keep mosul plain into Mousal region, so they can keep it for ever...
Turkomans, Yezidis and shabaks ,been paid by KRG to work with the Kurds, so they can get mosul nineveh into KRG map.
even if you guys dont believe, this is happening, and this will happen soon or later, I am not saying Kurds will win, but if Kurds wont win this , the sunni arabis will take over mosul plain.