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Christians in Syria form militia to fight Islamic State

Feb 28, 2015    

Beirut: Christians, threatened by Islamic State (IS) jihadis in Syria, have organised themselves into a militia to fight the militants, with the help of the Kurdish forces, according to a media report.The Syrian Military Council (MFS) is the main Christian rebel faction in the al-Hasakah province in north-east Syria, composed of three battalions of 300 to 400 fighters each, EFE reported Friday, citing one of the Christian rebel commanders, Kino Gabriel.Since its launch in January 2013, MFS forces have battled pro-regime troops and the Al-Nusra Front - a subsidiary of the Al Qaeda in Syria - an...

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