Assyrian fighters: those who attack us are ISIS who have trimmed beards

Fighters in the Assyrian Khabur Guard said that those who attacked their villages were themselves ISIS mercenaries who attacked Assyrian villages in 2015.

The villages of al-Khabur in Tal Tamr area, which is inhabited by Armenians and Assyrians, have been attacked by the Turkish occupation army and its mercenaries including Jabhat al-Nusra and ISIS as part of a comprehensive offensive launched by the Turkish occupation army and its mercenaries from ISIS and al-Nusra on northern and eastern Syria since October 9.

The Assyrians and Armenians fear new massacres against them after they experienced the massacres in the era of World War I by the Ottoman soldiers.

"After liberating the area from ISIS, we enjoyed safety, but the Turkish attack spoiled everything," said fighter Bort Khoshaba.

"They talk about a safe area, how do you displace safe people from their areas and settle mercenaries in their place, this is mere deception."

"The FSA was followed by Jabhat al-Nusra and ISIS and now the national army, the common denominator among them is extremism and the attack on the villages of Khabour is the completion of the genocide against the Assyrians.

"We were living safely but the mercenaries created chaos by attacking us," said fighter Nohya Dwar.

"Those who attack us are the same ISIS and the same supporter, Turkey," explained Sargon Seryon, a fighter from the Assyrian village of Tel Nasri in Tel Tamr.

"They have just trimmed their beards and changed the names," he said. "We will respond to these attacks."



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