Syriac Union Party in Syria recalls Syriac Military Council resistance against ISIS terrorism on Khabur Valley

ZALIN, Syria —  On 23 February, 2015, the Islamic State (ISIS) launched an attack on the Khabur River Valley, inhabited by the Syriac (Aramean-Chaldean-Assyrian) people.

ISIS attack inflicted a tragedy in the region, including mass displacements, killings, destruction of property and churches.

In a statement, the Syriac Union Party (SUP) in Syria recalled the resistance of the Syriac Military Council (Mawtbo Fulḥoyo Suryoyo, MFS), the martyrs who sacrificed their souls to defend their land, dignity and people, as well as to stand up to the terrorism of the Islamic State (ISIS) on villages of the Khabur Vally.

The SUP considered ISIS attack on the Khabur civilians as a genocide, according to international laws.

The SUP demanded Syriac political parties, Syriac people and the Democratic Autonomous Administration to create the appropriate conditions for the safe return of the Khabur people.

The party declared that it would work to ensure the privacy of those areas.

It also stressed joint work on all national issues to reach a political solution and achieve peace, democracy and justice across Syria.