Assyrian Patriotic Party

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The Assyrian Patriotic Party is a political party in Iraq representing Assyrians that has been led by Emanuel Khoshaba Youkhana, since the 4th APP conference in Duhok in 2011.[original research?]


The Assyrian Patrotic Party was founded on July 14, 1973 in Baghdad, during the visit of Yaqu Malik Ismail to Iraq, who was accompanied by a delegation from the Assyrian Universal Alliance. Within a short period of establishing the party Assyrian Patrotic because of the nationalist drift between young Assyrian number of members belonging to the party palhundreds, even though the party was a secret to be done, he had been working very actively under the various aspects of social activities, sports and cultural rights. The birth of the party imposed the need to frame the tide Growing nationalism among young Assyrian in general and university, and are not dispersed National Action and poured in a political way possible in which to go forward and take advantage of the experiences and practices of national past and to create continuity in the work and gain experience and accumulation in order to serve our people's cause.

Isis and the massacre of Assyrian Christians in Iraq

In response to the Genocide against the Assyrian Christisns and other Minorities , and the rise of Sunni Islamists such as ISIS, the party set up the Dwekh Nawsha which stand s for Template:The Sacrifiers in the Assyrian Language. Dwekh Nawsha was formed to "protect Christian territories in Nineveh province, particularly the northern part of Nineveh," according to the group's leader Albert Kisso. It had 70 active members as of November 2014. Currently over 250 members makes this group a force in the Nineveh Plains ( Home Of the Assyrians )

In mid-November, following the Peshmerga taking back control of the Assyrian town Baqofah from ISIS, a Peshmerga commander, Abdul Rahman Kawriny, said: "We, the Peshmerga, came here from Erbil to protect our Christian brothers and their homes. There is constant cooperation and assistance from both sides." The ISIS flag was replaced by that of Dwekh Nawsha[clarification needed] Kisso added: "We are patrolling day and night. We move around these areas and observe the situation...[we will protect monasteries, churches and artifacts] because this is the beauty of the Mesopotamian civilisation."[1]


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