Co-Chair of Syriac Progressive Youth Union Malke calls on Syriac people in Europe to support Syriac institutions in Syria to avoid another Khabur attack in 2015

NORTH AND EAST SYRIA — Most of the martyrs of the 2015 Khabur resistance were young Syriacs (Arameans–Assyrians–Chaldeans), said Co-Chair of the Syriac Progressive Youth Union in Syria Subhi Malke to SyriacPress.

“In 2015, the Islamic State [ISIS] launched a barbaric attack on the villages of our Syriac [Aramean–Assyrian–Chaldean] people in Khabur, which the Syriac Military Council [Mawtbo Fulḥoyo Suryoyo, MFS] was protecting,” Malke stated.

He stated that during the Khabur resistance, the MFS defended the Syriac (Aramean–Assyrian–Chaldean) homeland, giving many young martyrs in the process.

“History of the struggle recorded that our MFS comrades resisted and fought with great effort until their martyrdom,” Malke added.

Malke called on  Syriacs (Arameans–Assyrians–Chaldeans) in Europe to support their people in Beth Nahrin (Mesopotamia) to ensure their continued presence in their ancestral land and preserve their sanctities and culture, especially in the Syriac–Assyrian Khabur River Valley in North and East Syria.

Although efforts continue to make Khabur its own canton within the structure of the Democratic Autonomous Administration (DAA) for the Suraye people, so far they have been unsuccessful.