HDP Statement on the Situation of Assyrians in Rojava

HDP7We strongly condemn ISIS’, one of the biggest threats to the freedom, living rights and democratic future of the Middle Eastern people, attacks against Assyrians.

The terrorist organization of ISIS, attacked about 35 Assyrian villages sided River Habur of Hesekê town in the early morning of February 23th. As a result of these attack 10 people, including Assyrian fighters and civilians had been killed and lots of houses and some churches had been burned down.

More than 3000 people deserted from the villages to Hasekê and Qamişlo towns. According to the London based SOHR, ISIS terrorists abducted more than 90 civilians that  most of them are women, children and elderly people.

However according to the local sources, after 4 days of attack more than 350 people had been abducted.

We are calling all regional forces and the coalition against ISIS to take every necessary measures within coordination in order to prevent Assyrians, one of the ancient peoples’ of this region, to face a massacre like in Shingal.

Hereby we would like to share again our call to international community to support YPG, the self defense force organized to protect our peoples from this kind of attacks in the future. We are inviting all the progressive forces of the region to raise solidarity with our Assyrian people on the basis of the connection between the liberation of Rojava Cantons and the peoples of the region.

We repeat our call for the immediate action to strengthen national and international coordination to save the abducted Assyriansnat once and to prevent these kind of situations. As HDP, we are kindly stating publicly that we will diplomaticly, humanitarian and politically monitor this process

Nazmi GÜR
HDP Vice Co-Chair Responsible for Foreing Affairs
26 February 2015


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