Yesterday, the 6th of January an announcement was made for the founding of Nineveh Plain Forces – NPF in Iraq.
Two parties of our people (Huyodo Bethnahrin Athronoyo – HBA and Gabo Demoqratoyo Bethnahrin) announced the establishment of a militia (NPF) in the town of Telisqof in the Nineveh Plain Province.
On Tuesday, in a statement to the media, Romio Hakkari and Yousef Yahkub Matti said: “ the force made the announcement in Telisqof, adding that it comprises of around 500 fighters”.
« The purpose of creating the force (NPF) is to protect areas and to fight against the Islamic State (IS) militants and when the IS insurgents are defeated, the force will remain and protect their own areas » Hakkari and Matti added.
Hakkari and Matti also mentioned that the purpose of this force is to protect the people of the region and maintain control of the area for the people who want to return to their homes.
After that IS took control of Mosul and Nineveh province in northern Iraq in June 2014, many Assyrians-Syriacs-Chaldeans fled to the Kurdistan Region in fear of their lives.