Assyrian Political Group Admits Kurdish Funding
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Sweden, Stockholm (AINA) -- One of the representatives of the Popular Council of the Chaldean Syriac Assyrians - an Iraqi-based Assyrian organization - acknowledged yesterday his organization receives Kurdish funding.

The acknowledgment, made by the organizations representative in Europe, Mr. Gibrael Marko, was aired today on the 24 July by radio Qolo, a radio program for the Assyrian community in Sweden. Marko reluctantly admitted during the radio interview that his organization, which was set up in 2007, receives regular funding from Kurdish sources, thus confirming the suspicions of other Assyrian political groups.

According to the publicly made aims of the Popular Council of the Chaldean Syriac Assyrians, the organization seeks to expand the Kurdish area to include Assyrian lands in the Nineveh plains. The group muscled great economic resources despite its fairly recent establishment and has been distributing food and other aid to Assyrian families who are encouraged to support the goals of the organization.

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