NINEVEH PLAIN: Syriac Mayor of Baghdede visits Kabarli village of Baghdad district

BAGHDEDE – Issam Bahnam Matti, the Syriac mayor of Baghdede and and the Hamdaniya district, on Thursday, visited the village of Kabarli in his district where he met with the people of the village to hear their problems, concerns and needs. He also inspected education and health facilities in the village. 

The Syriac mayor was accompanied on his tour by the director of Baghdede municipality, the Secretary-General of the Shabak Democratic Gathering, the director of the National Security Center in Hamdaniya, and an official from the Good Samaritan Organization.

During his tour, Matti met with the village mayor, representatives of the region’s dignitaries, and a number of the village’s youth. He discussed with them the situation of the village in general, the needs and demands of the people, and the need to expedite the solution of problems and obstacles that limit the provision of services and projects.

Matit’s visit included a tour of the neighborhoods and streets of the village of Kabarli, as well as an inspection of the village’s schools and a review of the healthcare services provided to citizens.

The district of Hamdaniya and its central municipal city of Baghdede is located in Nineveh Plains, Nineveh Governate, less than 32 kilometers east of Mosul and 60 kilometers west of Ankawa and Erbil. The Hamdaniya district includes the Syriac towns of Bartella and Karamlesh. The overall majority of its inhabitants are Syriacs of the Syriac Catholic denomination and speak Eastern Syriac. In native and colloquial Syriac, Baghdede Syriacs call themselves Suraye or Suryaye and their language Sureth or Surayt.

Map of the Nineveh Plain