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Fierce Female Christian Warriors Take On ISIS

Abra Forman : Dec 14, 2015  Breaking Israel News

The battalion is known as the "Female Protection Forces of the Land Between the Two Rivers."

(Syria)—Fifty Syriac Christian women in Syria's Hasakeh region have left their homes, families, and jobs behind in order to join an all-female battalion formed to fight the growing menace of the Islamic State. (Photo via the Independent UK)

The battalion, known as the "Female Protection Forces of the Land Between the Two Rivers"—those two rivers being the Tigris and Euphrates—graduated its first recruits in August. So far, about fifty women have graduated from its training camp in the town of Al-Qahtaniyeh.

Syriac Christians, who pray in the ancient Aramaic language, follow the eastern Christian tradition. Both Orthodox and Catholic branches exist within the community, which makes up about 15 percent of Syria's Christian population. (Photo via Breaking Israel News)

The Christian community in Syria constituted about five percent of the country's total population before the conflict with ISIS began. Since then, the militant Islamic state has systematically driven thousands of Syrian Christians from...

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