Airstrikes Continue Against ISIL in Syria and Iraq

WASHINGTON -- U.S. and partner-nation military forces continued to attack Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant terrorists in Syria and Iraq over the past several days, conducting seven airstrikes in Syria and 23 in Iraq.

The War Against the Islamic State

There is no cause yet for cheer, but for the first time since last summer's blitzkrieg by Islamic State (IS) the news from Iraq and Syria has been less than uniformly grim.

ISIL Launches Fierce Assault on Iraq's Ramadi

The Islamic State in Iraq and Levant (ISIL) has launched a major attack on the Iraqi city of Ramadi, capital of the troubled western province of Anbar, security officials have said, resulting in the killing of at least 20 soldiers.

U.S. Ramps Up Military Aid for Islamic State Fight

By Gopal Ratnam

The Pentagon on Friday asked Congress to approve a $1.62 billion package of guns, ammunition, body armor, trucks, and medical kits to boost the capabilities of the Iraqi Army, Kurdish forces, and Sunni tribes in their fight against the self-proclaimed Islamic State.

Is Islamic State Floundering In Kobani?

By Joanna Paraszczuk

An imminent all-out victory for Kurdish forces over Islamic State (IS) militants in Kobani is an unlikely scenario. However, there are signs that the extremist group is facing some difficulties in the northern Syrian town. This is likely because U.S.

Assyrian Homes Being Looted By Kurdish Forces

(AINA) -- Residents of Telsqof, an Assyrian town that was captured by ISIS and liberated by Kurdish forces three months ago, are reporting that their homes are being looted by Kurdish forces, who are in control of the town. According to a report by ankawa.

Assyrian Genocide Exhibition to Open in New York

Yonkers, New York (AINA) -- The Assyrian American Association of Yonkers, in conjunction with the Museum of Human Rights Freedom and Tolerance, will present an exhibition on the massacre of Assyrians in Iraq.

Assyrian Monastery Saved From Kurdish Vandal

Turabdin, Turkey (AINA) -- An ancient Assyrian monastery dating back to early days of Christianity has been saved from destruction in Turkey's south eastern region. The monastery is known as Deir Haddadke or Saint Aho and is situated a few miles outside the town of Midyat.

Assyrian Describes ISIS Takeover of His City in North Iraq

(AINA) -- A video recorded by the World Council of Churches shows an Assyria man telling of his flight from his village as ISIS swept into the Nineveh Plain, north of Mosul. The man identifies himself as Ayad, from the town of Tel Kepe, north of Mosul.

Assyrian Genocide Monument Erected in Athens

Athens, Greece (AINA) -- An Assyrian genocide monument was erected yesterday in Athens, Greece, where 8,000 Assyrians live. The monument is a memorial for the Assyrian victims of the Turkish genocide of Christians in World War One, which claimed 750,000 Assyrians (75%), 1.

The Historic Visit of Five Patriarchs to North Iraq

By Peter BetBasoo

(AINA) -- On Wednesday, August 20 five Patriarchs from the Middle East visited Arbel in north Iraq to show support for the beleaguered Assyrian Christian community (AINA 2014-08-21) and to call attention to the cultural genocide that is being committed against it by the Islamic State (ISIS).

Assyrians in Iraq Should Go for Self-Determination

By Yeghig Tashjian

(AINA) -- As World War I broke out, the Turkish government implemented the plan to destroy the Christian communities within its empire. Around 2 million (1,500,000 Armenians, 750,000 Assyrians and 500,000 Pontic Greeks) were massacred and others deported from their ancestral lands.

Further Arming the Kurds Could Prove Dangerous

By Konstantin Sabo

(AINA) -- Almost on a daily basis we are hear unthinkable and heartbreaking news about the cruelties that the Islamic State (ISIS) is committing in North Iraq, particularly against Assyrians and Yazidis. The Nineveh Plain is an area north of Mosul.

Students Honored for Language Skills

By Nan Austin

Modesto, California -- Stanislaus County was the first county in the nation to offer a gold seal for students proficient in another language through its Office of Education. Now in its fourth year, the Seal of Multilingual Proficiency program recognized 154 students this year.


AINA News »

Assyrian Homes Being Looted By Kurdish Forces
Assyrian Genocide Exhibition to Open in New York
Assyrian Federation of Sweden Visits Assyrian Refugees in North Iraq
Assyrian Monastery Saved From Kurdish Vandal
ISIS Attacks on Yazidis on Mount Sinjar, 1,000 Families Trapped
Assyrian Describes ISIS Takeover of His City in North Iraq
Assyrian Genocide Monument Erected in Athens
Rains Cause Flooding in Refugee Camps in Dohuk, Iraq
European Assyrians Lobby EU for Relief for Assyrians in Iraq
October 4 Report on North Iraq -- Yazidis Still Trapped on Sinjar, Patients Expelled From Hospitals
Mosul Residents Living in Sadness and Terror Under ISIS
Assyrian Mother and Three Sons Murdered in Baghdad
Assyrian Appointed Sweden's Minister of Energy
Three Assyrians Kidnapped in Syria
Islamists Destroy 7th Century Church, Mosque in Tikrit, Iraq

Reports »

•  The Assyrians: a People without Rights
•  Minorities of Nineveh Plain and the Demand for a Safe Haven
•  Facing Annihilation: Innocent Assyrian victims of an unfolding Genocide
•  50 Thousand Assyrians: Report On The Flight From Al Hamdaniya
•  Human Rights Report on Assyrians in Iraq, 2013
•  Religious Minorities in Syria: Caught in the Middle
•  The Status of Christian Minorities in the Middle East
•  Between the Barbed Wire: Syrian Christian Refugees in Lebanon
•  Human Rights Report on Assyrians in Iraq, 2011

Articles »

•  Demographic and Climatic Factors in the Decline of the Neo-Assyrian Empire
•  The U.S. Legal Regime Governing Iraqi Refugee Resettlement
•  Theater, Language and Inter-Ethnic Exchange: Assyrian Performance Before WWI
•  Assyrians In Iraq
•  Description and Significance of the Nestorian Stele in China
•  The Cross and the Lotus

News »

Airstrikes Continue Against ISIL in Syria and Iraq
The War Against the Islamic State
ISIL Launches Fierce Assault on Iraq's Ramadi
U.S. Ramps Up Military Aid for Islamic State Fight
Is Islamic State Floundering In Kobani?
Are Turkey-European Union Relations Incurable?
Is Lebanon Next Victim in Islamic State Advance?
US Strategy To Arm Syrian Moderate Opposition Has Failed, Experts Say
Biden to Meet With Erdogan As Divide Between US and Turkey Widens
ISIS Evicting Kurdish Shabaks From Lands That Are Given to Arab Loyalists

Editorials »

The Historic Visit of Five Patriarchs to North Iraq
Increasing Calls for Military Intervention to Save Assyrians and Yazidis
US, Europe Must Arm the Assyrians, Provide Immediate Humanitarian Aid
Assyrians Commemorate Martyrs Day As History Repeats Itself
Islamic State in Iraq Part of Larger Sunni Insurgency; Assyrians, Minorities Need Safe Haven
For Assyrians in Iraq it is a Genocide
Newly Elected Assyrian Patriarch Wants to Commemorate Genocide Centennial
99 Years of Turkish Genocide
Will the Assyrian Orthodox Church Split After the Death of the Patriarch?
Turkey's Role in the Kidnapping of the Syrian Bishops

Opinion Editorials »

Assyrians in Iraq Should Go for Self-Determination
Further Arming the Kurds Could Prove Dangerous
The Kurds Must Support the Assyrians and Yazidis Militarily and Politically
Does the American Government Care About the Assyrians of Iraq?
The Origin and Meaning of Assyrian Martyrs Day
Erdogan Exploits Rivalry Between Kurdish Leaders
The West Must Not Ignore the Plight of Christians in the Muslim World
The Kurds: Victims and Oppressors
Barzani Calls Assyrian Massacre Victims 'Kurds'
Assyrian Girl Escapes Muslim Death Threats in Iraq, Fights Cancer in Lebanon

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