Assyrians of Syria are being attacked and massacred by ISIS and are left with no option but to provide for their own defense and security
Los Angeles, California (PRWEB) March 09, 2015
The American Mesopotamian Organization (AMO) is calling on the US and the international community to immediately support the Assyrian Democratic party, the Guards of Khabour and Mother Syria Youth Congregation as they organize and deploy the Gozarto Protection Units (GPU) in Assyrian towns and villages in Syria which are under attack by IS. The Gozarto (Island) region is the area between the Khabour and Euphrates rivers in Al- Hasakeh province in North East part of Syria, a land that has been inhabited by the Assyrian people for centuries..
AMO calls on all Assyrians in diaspora to help fund the training, arming and deploying of GPU forces in order to defeat the ISIS attack on the villages in the Khabour region of Syria.
In 2014, when extremists decreed the existence of a new Islamic Caliphate, based in Syria and calling itself the Islamic State (IS), tens of thousands of Assyrians were forced from their homes, a mass exodus to countries throughout the Middle East.
In June of 2014, IS took over the city of Mosul and the American Mesopotamian Organization called on the international community to protect the vulnerable and unarmed Assyrian Christian and Yezidis population of the Nineveh Plain and the Sinjar regions from the jihadists.
Now, as extremists are attacking Assyrians in the Khabour area of Syria, the American Mesopotamian Organization is calling on the international community to support and fund the GPU as the only chance that Assyrians have of defending themselves against IS criminals.
“The international community did not respond when hundreds of thousands of Assyrian and Yezidi civilians were driven from their homes in Iraq,” says Mr. Lazar, Chairman of the American Mesopotamian Organization, "Now that Assyrians are again being attacked and massacred by IS in Syria, the Assyrians there are left with no option but to provide for their own defense and security. AMO is calling on the United States and the international community to aid and support the GPU by all means available."
About the American Mesopotamian Organization
The American Mesopotamian Organization believes that the Assyrian American community can be instrumental in bringing about change to US policy towards the Assyrians of the Middle East. We strive to be part of this change and part of the solution in defending Assyrian political and human rights throughout the Near East. While we will represent the collective Assyrian American viewpoint on matters of public policy, we will also serve as liaison between the community and their elected leaders. For more information, please visit