Hodjanernes Blog

24 februar 2015

Nineveh Plain Protection Units (NPU)

Filed under: Internationalt, Irak, ISIS, Kristne, Kurdistan, Peshmerga — Tags: , , — Hodja @ 23:43

In October, 2014 Sons of Liberty International (SOLI) began strategizing with Iraqi Christians to assist them in the creation of the Nineveh Plain Protection Units (NPU), a military force in the Nineveh Plain region of Iraq on the frontlines of the fight against ISIS (also known as ISIL, IS, or the Islamic State).

NPU-training-Sharafya

Through the NPU and with consulting and training provided by SOLI, Christians in the Nineveh Plain are raising an army to defend their lands and fight against ISIS.
In December, 2014 SOLI CEO Matthew VanDyke, a veteran of the 2011 Libyan Revolution, brought a US Army veteran who served in Afghanistan (who is choosing to remain anonymous for his security) with him to Iraq to open a covert training facility north of Mosul, where SOLI began training 25 NPU soldiers. After assessing their abilities and finding the Christians of the Nineveh Plain to be exceptional candidates for further training, and having great confidence in the emerging leadership of the NPU with whom SOLI worked closely, a US Marine was brought to the covert facility later that month, followed soon after by two more US Army veterans.

In January, SOLI and the NPU received permission from the Peshmerga and the Kurdistan Regional Government (KRG) to train a much larger force, a battalion of Christian NPU soldiers. This official authorization allowed SOLI and the NPU to move the training from the covert facility north of Mosul to an official military base, the Manila Training Center, near Chamchamal, Iraq.

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