We thank the European Parliament for its focus on our dire situation. Today you will vote on a resolution addressing the existential threat we face and therefore we need to inform you of the following immediate urgency.

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ISIS launched a major new attack on Saturday, Sunday and Monday March 7, 8 and 9, on Christian villages in Syria’s Khabur River Valley. ISIS armored columns streamed into the area, seizing all villages on the south bank of the Khabur and several villages on the north bank.
Tonight, ISIS will try to cross the Khabur (whose water flow dropped sharply today) with large numbers of fighters and heavy weapons – vastly stronger than lightly armed self-defence forces.

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Overview war against ISIS in Al-Hassaka region
(Jazeera / Gozarto Canton, North-East Syria)

The Jazeera / Gozarto Canton is (roughly) the same area as the Al-Hassaka governorate, which is in the utter North-East of Syria. This canton is the largest of the three cantons of the Democratic Self-Administration areas in Syria. These three cantons share their common Social Contract, expressing their goal for a democratic and multi-ethnic and multi-religious Syria. Recent years have proved that these are not hollow words but a reality that is hold firm against all onslaught from both ISIS and the Syrian regime.
Kurds, Syriac-Assyrians, Arabs and Yazidi’s as well as others live and stand together through this incredible difficult time. The Democratic Self-Administration based on these principles and putting it in practice is unique in the Middle East.

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In the early morning hours of February 23rd 2015 the terror organization ISIS attacked the Syriac (Assyrian) Christian region of Khabour in the Al-Hassaka governorate in Syria.

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“The Christians in the Middle East are ethnic cleansed, seek international recognition”

A historic conference organized by the The Middle East Christians Committee (MECHRIC), a federation of NGOs, including Coptic, Maronites, Assyrians, Chaldeans, Syriacs, Melkites and others, was held in Brussels on November 5th to 6th at the Thon Hotel, with one main session held at the European Parliament. Titled “Leadership Emergency Conference” the event included two days working sessions, a political dinner with European Union officials attending, and a general session held at the European Parliament chaired by lawmakers. The conference was organized to assess the present situation and challenges facing the Christians in the Middle East and discuss new strategies to address these challenges, including new international outreach.

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Syrian Baath regime continues to attack, harass and arrest the members, partisans and followers of Syriac Union Party in Syria which is leading structure which defend the rights and demands of Syriac people in Syria. The true face of Baath regime is uncovered when the native people demand their rights. World public opinion and international media all together are witnessing the brutality of the regime. Until recently, Baath regime has used and manoeuvred Syriac people for its own purposes. By asking their rights Syriac people became the enemies of Baath regime. Syrian Baath regime which do not recognise national identity of Syriac people continue to attack, arrest, torture and imprisoned Syriac people who work and fight for the rights of Syriac people.

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Today we remember one of the darkest moments in the history of humanity. At this day, hundreds of innocent Chaldean-Syriac-Assyrian (CSA) civilian people had been killed and massacred under the rule of newly established Kingdom of Iraq. The Simele Massacre took place in August 1933 in Iraq against Chaldean-Syriac-Assyrian people.

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 Turkish Supreme Court made decision against Mor Gabriel Monastery concerning lands dispute with the villages and Turkish Treasury.

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The International Association of Genocide Scholars (IAGS) has voted overwhelmingly to recognize the genocides inflicted on Assyrian and Greek populations of the Ottoman Empire between 1914 and 1923.

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