Sons of Liberty Fight Alongside Iraqi Forces to Take City Back from ISIS
Veronica NeffingerReligious persecution, missions, Christianity around the world
- 2016 Jul 19
Sons of Liberty International (SOLI) has been training local Iraqi soldiers to fight ISIS. Recently, SOLI soldiers fought alongside Iraqi Assyrian Christian forces to take back the city of Teleskof, Iraq.
According to TheBlaze.com, ISIS’ attack against Teleskof is their boldest attack in recent months, although it has not been widely reported on.
ISIS militants launched a surprise attack against the city around dawn on May 3, 2016. A SOLI soldier, who is in a truck with other fighters, records the scene. As he does so, a bullet hits the truck, not far from his head.
The Blaze reports that the SOLI forces, along with the Iraqi Assyrian Christian soldiers, go on to take the city of Teleskof back from ISIS after 10 hours of fighting. Sadly, a brave Navy SEAL, Charles Keating IV, lost his life in the battle.
The battle at Teleskof was the first opportunity the trainees had to see action, and they reportedly were very successful, even being able to recapture the territory which ISIS had overtaken.
SOLI forces rely entirely on donations from supporters to equip them to train local forces to combat ISIS and to supply their trainees with weapons. They hope to continue to be able to train local forces to defeat ISIS and free their homeland.
To watch the video of the SOLI forces during the battle of Teleskof, see below.
Photo courtesy: Thinkstockphotos.com
Publication date: July 19, 2016