Joseph Sliwa recalls massacres against Chaldean–Syriac–Assyrian people in Nineveh Plains

ANKAWA, Iraq — On the 7th anniversary of the Islamic State (ISIS) invasion of the villages and towns of the Chaldean–Syriac–Assyrian people in Nineveh Plains, candidate for Iraqi Parliament Joseph Sliwa told SuroyoFM that, “This crime committed by ISIS against our people is a precedent that has never happened before in the history of Beth Nahrin and the region.”

Sliwa noted that the crime was the result of deliberate negligence by the Iraqi federal authorities in Baghdad and by the Kurdistan Regional authorities, as they abandoned their responsibility to protect civilians, leaving them to face ISIS unarmed and defenseless.

He stressed the need to draw lessons from the massacres that have taken place against the Chaldean–Syriac–Assyrian people, like the Sayfo and Simele Massacre, and to be sure that the chauvinist leaders spreading national, sectarian, and religious hatred are confronted.

Sliwa extended his condolences to the martyrs of the Chaldean–Syriac–Assyrian people who fell during the massacres committed against them and to the martyrs of the Iraqi people from all backgrounds.