Hakari: Barzani took his­tor­i­cal de­ci­sion to help Chris­tians

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Romeo Hakari who heads the BWT- Mahrain Demo­cratic Party, an Assyr­ian Chris­tian eth­nic po­lit­i­cal party, stated that Pres­i­dent of Kur­dis­tan Re­gion, Ma­soud Barzani made a his­tor­i­cal de­ci­sion for Chris­tians to form a spe­cial Chris­tian armed force in or­der to pro­tect the Chris­tians and their ar­eas. The force is ex­pected to fin­ish train­ing this week.

Hakari thinks that the de­ci­sion in­di­cates that Brazani is loyal to all na­tions, and shows that he cares about pro­tect­ing all mi­nori­ties within the Kur­dis­tan Re­gion.

“Barzani has al­ways been giv­ing com­fort to all the na­tions. We rely on him since he has kept our rights and the rights of all the other na­tions,” noted Hakari.

The idea of form­ing a spe­cial force for Chris­tians, ac­cord­ing to Hakari, was made af­ter the Is­lamic State (IS) groups at­tacked the Chris­tian ar­eas in Nin­eveh last year and as a re­sult many peo­ple were killed or dis­placed to the Kur­dis­tan Re­gion.

“Af­ter the IS at­tacks, we re­al­ized that we needed to have our own force to re­take the oc­cu­pied ar­eas. Barzani and Pesh­merga Min­istry were help­ful in send­ing hun­dreds of vol­un­teers to train­ing camps. The train­ing will be fin­ished this week and the base of the force will be in Talasqof.” He said.

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