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Patriarch calls for UN force to liberate territory captured by Islamic State

September 05, 2014

The head of the Chaldean Catholic Church has called upon the United Nations Security Council to liberate Iraqi territory captured by the jihadist Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant.

Patriarch Louis Raphaël I Sako appealed to “the UN Security Council to form a United Nations peacekeeping force in collaboration with the Iraqi security forces and the Kurdish Peshmerga [army] for liberating the Nineveh plain and for providing adequate security which allows the displaced persons to return to their home villages where they lived for thousands of years.”

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  • Posted by: Defender - Sep. 06, 2014 4:24 PM ET USA

    You can see how quick the UN has jumped into this thing.

  • Posted by: bernie4871 - Sep. 05, 2014 8:08 PM ET USA

    The maligned Crusaders of the past will roll over laughing in their graves if the newly secularized nations of Europe pick up the cause.

  • Posted by: jg23753479 - Sep. 05, 2014 3:45 PM ET USA

    UN peacekeeping forces are probably not the best idea since too many rogue Mohammedan states now hold court in that organization. NATO might make more sense since only Turkey is problematic in the stated sense there.