Christians Forces Fighting ISIS in Raqqa Ask for US Help

The battle for Raqqa, the Syrian city serving as the “capital” of ISIS’ caliphate, has begun. You’d never know it from the media coverage, but a Christian force is taking part and is asking for U.S. support and prayers. The Syriac Military Council (SMC) and its female wing, the Bethnahrin Women Protection Forces (HSNB), have issued a press release announcing their participation in the offensive on Raqqa. The SMC is a part of the Syrian Democratic Forces, a U.S.-backed, multi-ethnic force led by Kurds. The Syrian Democratic Forces are about 55,000-strong and include 29,000 Arabs. The 2,000 members of this…
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Meet the Iranian Terror Victim Who Converted to Christianity

Meet the Iranian Terror Victim Who Converted to Christianity

Mohamed Alizadeh is an Iranian Kurd who converted to Christianity and now lives in Iraqi Kurdistan. He works with a Christian non-governmental organization based in the U.S. He has been a member of the Kurdistan Democratic Party of Iran (KDP-Iran) since 2011 and is involved with broadcasting. He says he was wounded in a bombing targeting the party’s headquarters in Iraq. The party accuses Iran of responsibility. The KDP-Iran manifesto states that its “strategic objective is the right of self-determination for the Kurdish nation of Eastern Kurdistan within a democratic and federal Iran in the form of a Kurdistan republic.…
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Iraqi Kurds Unite Ahead of March 21 Confrontation with Iran

Mark March 21 on your calendar. Six armed Kurdish parties in Iraq have united ahead of expected protests in Iran on that date. Both the Iranian regime’s Revolutionary Guards Corps and an Iranian Kurdish militia have held military exercises in preparation for expected conflict. The six groups are preparing for protests in the Kurdish areas of Iran to celebrate the Kurdish New Year, Newroz, on March 21. Holiday events become the scene of political protests, Iranian regime repression and even clashes. But the Kurdish alliance says this time will be different because they are unified, preparing in advance and agreed…
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Washington’s Biggest Strategic Blunder

Washington’s Biggest Strategic Blunder

  The U.S. is still poking the eyes of the Kurds in Iraq for their referendum on independence, with the State Department declaring that the Kurds’ vote is “illegitimate” and that America opposes an independent state for the Kurds. “The vote and the results lack legitimacy and we continue to support a united, federal, democratic and prosperous Iraq,” said U.S. Secretary of State Tillerson. White House Press Secretary Sarah Huckabee-Sanders defended the Trump Administration’s position using the absurd defense that a unified Iraq can “push back on Iran.” Question: How has that worked since out since 2003? The U.S. already…
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