PKK Members Continue to Occupy Assyrian Villages in North Iraq

4/12/15 North Iraq (AINA) -- Members of the Kurdistan Workers Party (PKK) militia continue to occupy three Assyrian villages in the Nahla Valley of north Iraq. The occupation began on November 23 (AINA 2015-11-24). The occupied villages are Rabatke, Upper Hezani and Lower Hezani. In the village of Rabatke, the house of Oshana Samuel is now occupied ...

Assyrian Farmer in Turkey Attacked By Kurds

Iskandar Dayan, an Assyrian farmer in south-east Turkey who was attacked by Kurds, in hospital.

November 2015 (AINA) -- Iskandar Dayan, an Assyrian farmer living in south-east Turkey near the Syrian border, was attacked and severely beaten by twelve Kurds on November 16. Mr. Dayan was driving his tractor alone when approached by the twelve Kurds, whom he recognized as being from a neighboring Kurdish village. The Kurds beat him, breaking ...

7 Assyrian Villages in Northern Iraq Hit By Turkish Air Strikes

An Assyrian in Sharanish, north Iraq, which was hit by Turkish air strikes (photo: ARD).

August 2015 (AINA) -- The German public TV channel ARD reported yesterday that Assyrian villages in the Qandil mountains were hit by the recent Turkish air strikes against the PKK, the Kurdistan Workers' Party. The villages hit by air strikes were Sharanish, Baz, Barwary Bala, Hayes, Dawoodiya and Margerija. One Assyrian village the German reporter visited is Sharanish, ...

Kurds Build Cemetery Park in Heart of Assyrian Area in Turkey

August 2015 (AINA) -- Kurdish groups loyal to the Kurdistan Workers' Party (PKK) have recently built a park named after the group's imprisoned leader, Abdullah Öcalan, and a cemetery in the last area in south eastern Turkey with an Assyrian majority. The mountaineous area known in Assyrian as Turo d'Izlo stretches along the Turkish-Syrian border in the ...

Jihadists attack Armenian church in Iraq’s Mosul

13/6/14 PanARMENIAN.Net - The jihadist group Islamic State of Iraq and Levant, which has been systematically attacking—and invading—key cities in Iraq, attacked the St. Etchmiadzin Armenian Church in Iraq’s second largest city, Mosul, the religious leader of the Armenian community of nearby Dohuk, Rev. Massis Shahinyan said, according to Asbarez. Earlier this week, 65 Armenian families and a ...