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Nineveh Plain Protection Units
ܚܕܵܝـ̈ــܘܵܬ ܣܸܬܵܪܵܐ ܕܫܸܛܚܵܐ ܕܢܝܼܢܘܹܐ
Hdayutha Sitra d'Meshtakha d'Ninwe

Participant in the Iraqi insurgency (2011–present)
Emblem of the NPU
Active 20 June 2014–Present

Yonadam Kanna[1]

Guevara Zaya
Area of

Nineveh Province
Nineveh Plains

Northern Iraq
Strength 1,000–4,000 active,[2] 5,500 enlisted[3]
Part of Zowaa EmblemAssyrian Democratic Movement

Flag of Iraq Iraqi Armed Forces

Flag of Kurdistan Peshmerga
Opponents Flag of the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant2.svg Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant

The Nineveh Plain Protection Units NPU (Syriac language:ܚܕܵܝـ̈ــܘܵܬ ܣܸܬܵܪܵܐ ܕܫܸܛܚܵܐ ܕܢܝܼܢܘܹܐ) is a military organization created in June 2014 in order to defend Iraq's Assyrian Christians from the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant, and possibly retake their lands currently in ISIL's hands. The group is aided by the American Mesopotamian Organization and Chaldean Syriac Assyrian diaspora communities worldwide. NPU has up to 5,500 men.[4] A spokesman said the group also eventually plans to seek support from American and European governments.[5]

According to USnews, Nineveh Plain Protection Units can be legally funded. All financial supports for Nineveh Plain Protection Units to fight against ISIS can be donated through Restore Nineveh Now and American Mesopotamian Organization.

Nineveh plains (Syriac: ܦܩܥܬܐ ܕܢܝܢܘܐ; Pqata d'Ninwĕ, Syriac language:ܕܫܬܐ ܕܢܝܢܘܐ; Daŝta d'Ninwĕ, Arabic language:سهل نينوى‎; sahl naynawā, Kurdish: Deşta Neynewa) is a region in the Ninawa Governorate of Iraq to the north and east of the city Mosul. It generally consists of three districts; Tel Keppe, Al-Hamdaniya, and Al-Shikhan. The area includes the ancient Assyrian ruins of the cities of Nineveh, Nimrud and Dur-Sharrukin, as well as numerous ancient religious sites such as Mar Mattai Monastery, Rabban Hormizd Monastery, Tomb of Nahum and Lalish.[6]

See alsoEdit

Iraqi Assyrian Christians Form Anti-ISIS Militia, and You Can Legally Chip In



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