Skip to comments.Christian militia takes the war to Islamic State in Syria
Posted on 02/24/2015 5:19:35 PM PST by george76
Kurdish fighters in the Syrian town of Hassakeh have been involved in fierce fighting with Isil jihadists including Chechens.
A Christian militia formed to protect the community as Syria falls apart is fighting its first major battle against Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (Isil), attacking across a front in the north-east of the country before being driven back again in a fierce counter-blow.
Christian groups said they were checking a report that up to 200 civilians had been kidnapped by Isil jihadists in the fighting and were being held as hostages.
A number of fighters from the militia, the Syriac Military Council, were also said to be missing.
The council, known by the initials MFS from its title in Aramaic, the ancient language of the Christian church, was founded in 2013 as jihadists began to dominate more of northern Syria.
It is allied to the YPG, the Syrian Kurdish militia involved in the defence of the town of Kobane, and on Sunday joined it in a drive against Isil in the north-eastern province of Hassakeh.
On Sunday night, it claimed to have driven the jihadists out of 22 villages, including a string of settlements occupied by the Assyrian Catholic minority between Hassakeh town and the Turkish border.
However, on Monday morning, Isil struck back, fighting its way into Tel Hormizd, nearby Tel Shamiran and Tel Tawil, and several other villages, according to a statement. According to one report, the Isil fighters were led by the infamous Chechen jihadist Omar al-Shishani..
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Precisely why Obama does not want to arm the Kurds.
the Sultan of Turkey, Recep Tayyip Erdogan and Obama speak fluent Arabic to each other .
Kick satan's behind!
The best support we can provide for them is our prayers.
Obama can’t block that.
May they kick *ss and take names.
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Tonight I’m gonna party like its 1939!
I don’t believe for a minute that Obama is fluent in Arabic.
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