Iraqi And Syrian Christians Form An Armed Group “The Lions of the Canyon” Against IS

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Christian armed groups are being formed to fight against the IS militants in case of an attack.

Iraqi Christian armed group is protecting villages
Iraqi Christian armed group is protecting villages


Michel Youssef an Iraqi Pastor says, that the idea to form Christian militias in Iraq was the “only way to protect our families and friends from attacks because we are tired of awaiting an action from the government which is preoccupied with politics and never looks after us.”

According to reports small numbers of armed Christians are already established in Iraq and Syria. An armed Christian group which calls itself “The Lions of the Canyon” reportedly has been protecting several Syrian villages while other Christian militias took up arms in Aleppo for the first time in 2012.