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As of this morning isis terrorists attacked and have taken control of a number of Assyrian villages in the khabour region of Syria. Thousands of Assyrians have fled their homes and reports are that hundreds have been captured mostly women children and the elderly. MFS, YPG, sutoro are engaged in heavy fighting on the front. And there have been Assyrian martyrs that stood to defend their people that were escaping.
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Re: ISIS attack on Khabour
« Reply #1 on: February 23, 2015, 02:01:39 PM »
Extremely sad. Hopefully our time in Iraq and Syria doesn't come to an end like in Iran and Turkey. :( Good luck to MFS!

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Re: ISIS attack on Khabour
« Reply #2 on: February 23, 2015, 03:09:00 PM »
here is update from syriacsnews.com : http://www.syriacsnews.com/breaking-news-attacks-in-khabour-villages/

The Terror Organisation ‘Islamic State’ started with heavy attacks against our peoples villages in Khabour area next to Hassake.

According to our latest information, IS started to attack at 5 am this morning in Tel Tamer Area in villages belonging to our people: Tel Hormiz, Tel Tawil, Qabre Shamiye u Tel Shamiram.

The Syriac Military Council (MFS) and the Peoples Protection Units (YPG)  responded to these attacks. There have been heavy fighting and the battles are still going on. More information will follow.

LATEST UPDATE (at 16 pm): All the MFS forces and YPG are now involved with heavy weapons on the Khabour line against IS.

LATEST UPDATE (at 18 pm): 4 soldiers of MFS are missing after battles in Tel Hormizd. More information will follow.

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Re: ISIS attack on Khabour
« Reply #2 on: February 23, 2015, 03:09:00 PM »

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Re: ISIS attack on Khabour
« Reply #3 on: February 23, 2015, 03:27:27 PM »
My mom just called me at work to tell me about this, she is watching it on the Assyrian 'ANBSat' : they are talking about it live now.

Watch it live here: http://anbsat.com/watch-live


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Re: ISIS attack on Khabour
« Reply #4 on: February 23, 2015, 03:28:19 PM »
I am glad most of the families have evacuated the village but I am also very proud of our brave men, they didn't just run away and have been putting up a fight to defend their villages against the thugs of ISIS.

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Re: ISIS attack on Khabour
« Reply #5 on: February 23, 2015, 03:40:03 PM »
Feel bad for any Assyrian that has been taken hostage by ISIS. Knowing how brutal this terrorist group is towards those it captures, I would have rather these brave men martyred than be in the hands of ISIS.

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Re: ISIS attack on Khabour
« Reply #6 on: February 23, 2015, 03:41:08 PM »
This is unfortunately not going to end well...

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Re: ISIS attack on Khabour
« Reply #7 on: February 23, 2015, 03:43:33 PM »
Unfortunately, since they lost Kobane, they (ISIS( have been dealt a very big psychological defeat and they want to make up for it somewhere else. So they attack this region which is not very populated and those guarding it don't have a lot of weapons to defend themselves.

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Re: ISIS attack on Khabour
« Reply #8 on: February 23, 2015, 03:44:12 PM »
There is also coverage on Assyria TV: http://www.assyriatv.org/

For anyone that is familiar with the channel and reads Swedish, please let us know if there is a live feed of this channel that we can watch online.

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Re: ISIS attack on Khabour
« Reply #9 on: February 23, 2015, 03:47:57 PM »
If anyone has any videos or pictures from today's on-going battle and attacks, please post them here.


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Re: ISIS attack on Khabour
« Reply #10 on: February 23, 2015, 04:00:18 PM »
Even Aljazeera is now reporting on this (Arabic below)

هجوم بالحسكة
على صعيد آخر، أفاد مراسل الجزيرة نت بأن تنظيم الدولة الإسلامية سيطر على قرى تل هرمز وتل طال وتل شامية وتل شمران ذات الأغلبية الآشورية، وقرية الأغيبش العربية على طريق الحسكة تل تمر شمال شرق البلاد.

وقالت الشبكة الآشورية لحقوق الإنسان إن تنظيم الدولة سيطر على سلسلة القرى الآشورية المسيحية على الخط الجنوبي من نهر الخابور في الحسكة، مشيرة إلى أن مسلحي التنظيم اقتحموا عددا من المنازل في هذه القرى، كما قاموا باحتجاز عدد من المدنيين رهائن.

وأضافت أن عناصر التنظيم أحرقوا كنيسة "مار شليطا" في قرية قبر شامية، وقالت إن التنظيم يسعى للسيطرة على قرية تل تمر كبرى البلدات الآشورية في تلك المنطقة. وتحدثت وكالة الأنباء السورية عن "مجازر" ارتكبها التنظيم في تلك القرى، بينما تحدث ناشطون عن أربعة قتلى كحصيلة أولية للهجوم.

وفي اتصال مع الجزيرة، قال مدير ومؤسس الشبكة الآشورية لحقوق الإنسان أسامة إدوارد إن هناك ضحايا كما أن هناك مختطفين لدى تنظيم الدولة، مشيرا إلى أن فيضان نهر الخابور حال دون سيطرة التنظيم على قرى تقع في الضفة الأخرى من النهر.




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Re: ISIS attack on Khabour
« Reply #11 on: February 23, 2015, 04:03:33 PM »
There is also coverage on Assyria TV: http://www.assyriatv.org/

For anyone that is familiar with the channel and reads Swedish, please let us know if there is a live feed of this channel that we can watch online.

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Assyria TV made two short 3-4 min videos today, they will probably make a longer one about this later.

There is a lot on twitter right now, and on different facebook groups such as Mardutho, Assyrians around the world, etc, https://www.facebook.com/AssyriansAroundTheWorld/photos/a.400860139989896.92950.400845849991325/770088693067037/?type=1&theater

Swedish media reporting thanks to the activity of Assyrians and Afram Yakoub.

http://www.svt.se/nyheter/varlden/syriska-kristna-tagna-som-gisslan-av-is

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Re: ISIS attack on Khabour
« Reply #12 on: February 23, 2015, 04:04:55 PM »
Exactly now, one of the people behind Assyria TV posted a new video:

http://www.assyriatv.org/2015/02/latest-update-on-the-dire-situation-of-our-people-in-khabour/

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Re: ISIS attack on Khabour
« Reply #13 on: February 23, 2015, 04:05:46 PM »
Exactly now, one of the people behind Assyria TV posted a new video:

http://www.assyriatv.org/2015/02/latest-update-on-the-dire-situation-of-our-people-in-khabour/



Thanks for the updates Assyrian_Man, keep them coming!


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Re: On-going: ISIS attack on Assyrian villages in Khabour region of Syria
« Reply #14 on: February 23, 2015, 04:12:29 PM »
This is one of many pictures coming out of Syria today

Assyrians who fled their villages, taking refuge in an Assyrian church in Hassakah




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Re: On-going: ISIS attack on Assyrian villages in Khabour region of Syria
« Reply #15 on: February 23, 2015, 04:16:19 PM »
The problem is, these Assyrian villages are sparecely populated and there is a bit of distance between one and the next. This makes them easy targets for ISIS.

If they all lived in one big town with a bigger population, it would be harder to attack. Half of the Assyrian villages in the Khabour region, along the khabour river, are virtually empty now. So I am not surprised at all that ISIS took over many of these villages today. Our men there can only do so much to protect these villages.

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Re: On-going: ISIS attack on Assyrian villages in Khabour region of Syria
« Reply #16 on: February 23, 2015, 04:18:48 PM »
Rest in peace: Milad Adam from Tel Baz, in Khabour region, Syria. Shot dead by ISIS today.



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Re: On-going: ISIS attack on Assyrian villages in Khabour region of Syria
« Reply #17 on: February 23, 2015, 04:19:52 PM »
Reading that those who have been abducted by ISIS may  be in the hundreds. Hope this is not true...

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Re: On-going: ISIS attack on Assyrian villages in Khabour region of Syria
« Reply #18 on: February 23, 2015, 04:20:58 PM »
Another big Swedish website posting about Khabour. http://www.dn.se/nyheter/varlden/assyrier-tillfangatagna-av-is/

ASHOOR, if you can make something out of the latest Assyria TV video, please summarize what he says. I can't hear anything of the answers, only Nineb is speaking clear

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Re: On-going: ISIS attack on Assyrian villages in Khabour region of Syria
« Reply #19 on: February 23, 2015, 04:25:24 PM »
I am listening to it now but unfortunately I am still at work so I am not able to raise the volume too much.

He is asking him about whether the Assyrians provoked ISIS into attacking. Also asking him about how many villages have been effected (about 5). Majority of our people have left these villages that are now under the control of ISIS.

He is also saying that some are stuck in some other villages and trying to flee, while others have already crossed and made it to Hassaka.


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Re: On-going: ISIS attack on Assyrian villages in Khabour region of Syria
« Reply #20 on: February 23, 2015, 04:28:05 PM »
The man interviewed by Nineb Lamassu said that there has been Syrian planes flying but no help, but there are claims from SAA news sources that there is help coming from Assad:

https://twitter.com/TheArabDefense/status/569961409649381376

Press release by MFS (the YPG-affiliated Sutoru, to be distinguished from Sotoroo) https://twitter.com/SyriacMFS/status/569966072713101312

Recently in Khabour..... https://twitter.com/EshuAssyrian3/status/568909385268912128

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Re: On-going: ISIS attack on Assyrian villages in Khabour region of Syria
« Reply #21 on: February 23, 2015, 04:29:33 PM »
The man interviewed by Nineb Lamassu said that there has been Syrian planes flying but no help, but there are claims from SAA news sources that there is help coming from Assad:

https://twitter.com/TheArabDefense/status/569961409649381376

Press release by MFS (the YPG-affiliated Sutoru, to be distinguished from Sotoroo) https://twitter.com/SyriacMFS/status/569966072713101312

Recently in Khabour..... https://twitter.com/EshuAssyrian3/status/568909385268912128
I read that the Syrian Arab Army has already ambushed some of these attacking ISIS forces and killer scores of them.



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Re: On-going: ISIS attack on Assyrian villages in Khabour region of Syria
« Reply #22 on: February 23, 2015, 04:34:03 PM »
This keeps happening over and over again. We need to consolidate in the Middle-East and form a well-trained militia. I hope factions like NPU, Dwekh Nasha, and MFS are just the beginning of us taking responsibility for our security

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Re: On-going: ISIS attack on Assyrian villages in Khabour region of Syria
« Reply #23 on: February 23, 2015, 04:34:48 PM »
To put this into context, here is a map of the Khabour region, with all the Assyrian villages along the Khabour river (Northeast of  Syria)



The villages attacked are centered around the mid of the river, while those who escaped made it to Hassaka (bottom right of the river)

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Re: On-going: ISIS attack on Assyrian villages in Khabour region of Syria
« Reply #24 on: February 23, 2015, 04:38:49 PM »
Many people are checking this thread for the latest on the situation. Let us use it for that and not to post how we feel about ISIS. We all know how we feel about ISIS. It is not like any of us didn't mind them before this.

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Re: On-going: ISIS attack on Assyrian villages in Khabour region of Syria
« Reply #25 on: February 23, 2015, 04:42:16 PM »
Much clearer interview of a local:  https://www.facebook.com/video.php?v=837533649645265

There are rumors of Assyrians in Iraq trying to get to Khabour to help... I can't provide a source for this

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Re: On-going: ISIS attack on Assyrian villages in Khabour region of Syria
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Re: On-going: ISIS attack on Assyrian villages in Khabour region of Syria
« Reply #27 on: February 23, 2015, 04:44:31 PM »

There are rumors of Assyrians in Iraq trying to get to Khabour to help... I can't provide a source for this

Assuming that is true and it is the NPU or a combination of some other Assyrian forces, I think we now have enough personnel in Iraq to be able to fight and make a difference in Syria. Even a unit of 500 men would make  a big difference.

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Re: On-going: ISIS attack on Assyrian villages in Khabour region of Syria
« Reply #28 on: February 23, 2015, 04:58:12 PM »
Assuming that is true and it is the NPU or a combination of some other Assyrian forces, I think we now have enough personnel in Iraq to be able to fight and make a difference in Syria. Even a unit of 500 men would make  a big difference.

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I think that now may be the time for MFS and YPG to show that their alliance is not only for show, and it's also an opportunity for dowronoye to repair their reputation among Assyrians

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Re: On-going: ISIS attack on Assyrian villages in Khabour region of Syria
« Reply #29 on: February 23, 2015, 07:10:48 PM »
I just read on AINA that tens of Daash were killed.

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Re: On-going: ISIS attack on Assyrian villages in Khabour region of Syria
« Reply #30 on: February 23, 2015, 09:32:52 PM »
what ever happen to ADO? did they have any troops? or it was just a political party.
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« Reply #31 on: February 23, 2015, 11:59:43 PM »
any updates on the situation?

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Re: On-going: ISIS attack on Assyrian villages in Khabour region of Syria
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Re: On-going: ISIS attack on Assyrian villages in Khabour region of Syria
« Reply #33 on: February 24, 2015, 08:03:03 AM »
what ever happen to ADO? did they have any troops? or it was just a political party.

they have local guards
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Re: On-going: ISIS attack on Assyrian villages in Khabour region of Syria
« Reply #34 on: February 24, 2015, 08:22:32 AM »
They're like orcs, savagely entering the territories of innocent people, killing them and stealing their lands...

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