The United States “should prioritize” providing military support to Iraqi Christian militias that have joined forces to retake their homeland in northern Iraq from the Islamic State (ISIS/ISIL), urges Rep. Jeff Fortenberry (R-NE).
Fortenberry, a member of the House Appropriations Subcommittee on State and Foreign Operations, spoke to Breitbart News on Tuesday, a day after the Chaldean Syrian Assyrian political parties, backed by their religious leaders, reached an agreement to unify their armed groups in an effort to seize and secure their homeland in Iraq, which was captured by the ISIS in 2014.
That means all Christian armed groups in Iraq have come together as an integrated force to combat ISIS.
“Even if we have different views or different ideas, we all agree with the goals to save and secure our heritage and region and strengthen our faith for the next generations,” Ashur Eskrya, the president of the Assyrian Aid Society who worked along with other Iraqi Christian leaders to make the unification of the militias a reality, told Breitbart News.
“The United States should prioritize providing the integrated security forces of communities that have been victimized by [ISIS perpetrated] genocide, including Christian and Yezidi groups, with the military support they need to enable internally displaced persons and refugees to return to their homes in safety,” added Fortenberry.