Kurdish Forces Taking Back Christian Villages as More Christians Join Fight
Carrie DedrickReligious persecution, missions, Christianity around the world
- 2014 Sep 17
Fighting continues across Iraq and Syria, as Kurdish forces attempt to force Islamic State (ISIS) terrorists out of the region and regain control. Christian Today reports that Kurdish forces are beginning to see some success, as seven Christians villages were taken back from ISIS authority.
United States airstrikes reportedly aided the Kurdish forces as the troops regained control.
A Catholic cleric confirmed the report saying, “The peshmerga managed to liberate several villages…[ISIS] militants have now fled from there.”
At the same time, more Christians are joining Kurdish troops in an effort to defeat the Muslim extremists. Christian men ages 18-30 are being recruited for the cause after Christians leaders requested permission for members of their community to fight.
Publication date: September 17, 2014