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Kurdish Authorities Preventing Assyrian Soldiers From Returning to Their Posts

(AINA) -- In an interview with AssyriaTV, a Sweden based Internet television station, Jameel al-Jameel, a member of the Nineveh Plains Protection Units (NPU), an Assyrian force fighting ISIS and maintaining security, says that Kurdish soldiers who man checkpoints are preventing NPU members from returning to the Nineveh Plains after they have visited their families in Noohadra (Dohuk) or Arbel.

According to Mr. al-Jameel, Kurds stopped a group of eight Assyrian NPU members at a checkpoint, interrogated them, and berated them once they learned they were Assyrians and members of NPU. In another incident, several NPU members were detained for two days at a checkpoint.

Mr. al-Jameel states also that a group of 750 Assyrian civilians was stopped at a checkpoint and not allowed to go into the Nineveh Plains unless they signed certain papers. He does not specify what these papers were.


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