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The Swiss militiaman fighting in Syria to protect Christians

A former Swiss army officer has founded a militia in Syria to protect Christian minorities from jihadists. (RTS, Cyril Dépraz - swissinfo.ch)
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  • www.swissinfo.ch    The Swiss militiaman fighting in Syria

    A former Swiss army officer has founded a militia in Syria to protect Christian minorities from jihadists ... Cosar was born in St Gallen and spent his youth in Ticino. He says his fight is more than a religious battle: "I am defending a land, a religion ...

    swissinfo   •   5 years ago

    http://www.swissinfo.ch/eng/multimedia/protecting-christians-_the-swiss-militiaman-fighting-in-syria/40596492

  • www.usatoday.com    Remaining Christians in Syria fight to save their land

    Sutoro often sends members to the front to fight alongside its military wing, the Syriac Military Council, which is run by Swiss ... help protect Syriac Christians' rights. "Our roots are here," he said on the front at Tel Hamis in northeastern Syria.

    USA Today   •   5 years ago

    http://www.usatoday.com/story/news/world/2014/12/21/syria-christian-islamic-state/18915275/

  • www.aina.org    Remaining Christians in Syria Fight to Save Their Land

    To protect the remaining Christians ... to fight alongside its military wing, the Syriac Military Council, which is run by Swiss fighter, Johan Cosar, who has Syriac roots. Cosar, who was a member of the Swiss Army for five years, came to Syria more ...

    AINA   •   5 years ago

    http://www.aina.org/news/20141221175250.htm

  • www.centralohio.com    Remaining Christians in Syria fight to save their land

    To protect the remaining Christians ... to fight alongside its military wing, the Syriac Military Council, which is run by Swiss fighter, Johan Cosar, who has Syriac roots. Cosar, who was a member of the Swiss Army for five years, came to Syria more ...

    Central Ohio   •   5 years ago

    http://www.centralohio.com/usatoday/article/18915275

  • www.ucanews.com    Signs of 'reverse jihad' as Christians join fight against IS

    McCain is the first American reported to have died fighting for the Islamic State in Syria. FBI Director James ... Apparently, a number of Christians from the West are signing up too. A reporter from the Swiss newspaper "Sonntags Zeitung" visited a number ...

    Catholic News Asia   •   5 years ago

    http://www.ucanews.com/news/signs-of-reverse-jihad-as-christians-join-fight-against-is/71813

  • www.wnd.com    Anti-ISIS fighter who defended Christians to be jailed?

    he first worked as a journalist for Italian-language Swiss media. “I didn’t go to Syria intending to fight,” he said. “I found myself in the middle of a civil war, in a situation where you have to take up arms to protect yourself.”

    World Net Daily   •   5 years ago

    http://www.wnd.com/2015/03/anti-isis-fighter-who-defended-christians-to-be-jailed/

  • www.israelnationalnews.com    Switzerland to Jail Anti-ISIS Fighter Who Defended Christians?

    A Swiss man ... have gone to Syria to join the ultra-violent Islamist ISIS group. But volunteers in units fighting against ISIS pose a new problem, reports AFP. Police said that 33-year-old Johan Cosar, a native of the ancient Syriac Christian community ...

    Arutz Sheva   •   5 years ago

    http://www.israelnationalnews.com/News/News.aspx/192483

  • www.telegraph.co.uk    Swiss citizen arrested for fighting Islamic State

    A Swiss man is facing up to three years in prison after he travelled to Syria to fight the Islamic State group. Johan Cosar, born in Switzerland to parents of Syrian Christian origin ... you have to take up arms to protect yourself."

    Daily Telegraph   •   5 years ago

    http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/worldnews/europe/switzerland/11467962/Swiss-citizen-arrested-for-fighting-Islamic-State.html

  • www.therakyatpost.com    Iraq’s Christians start taking security into own hands

    AL-QOSH, Sept 26, 2014: When jihadists raided their ancient heartland last month, Iraq’s Christian Assyrians were left defenceless and fled, but now some have decided it is time to put up a fight ... did not protect us,” said a third militiaman ...

    The Rakyat Post   •   5 years ago

    http://www.therakyatpost.com/world/2014/09/26/iraqs-christians-start-taking-security-hands/

  • www.swissinfo.ch    Four Swiss investigated for jihad trips - SWI swissinfo.ch

    The Swiss militiaman fighting in Syria. ... A former Swiss army officer has founded a militia in Syria to protect Christian minorities from jihadists. ...

    http://www.swissinfo.ch/eng/four-swiss-investigated-for-jihad-trips-/40595068

  • www.youtube.com    Iraqi Christians Arm Themselves For The Fight …

    Islamic State advances on the Christian towns of northern Iraq has birthed a new militia, as Christians arm themselves for battle, ...

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tAActdmvtnc

  • www.youtube.com    Assad Promises to Protect Syrian Christians - …

    Syria's embattled president is promising to defend the tiny Christian minority from Islamist rebels. Follow: http://twitter.com/CBNNews Like: http://www ...

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OEX8UmzuYIE

  • article.wn.com    Athletes Demand Apology From MCA Over Militia …

    Apr 15, 2015 · Athletes Demand Apology From MCA Over Militia ... fighting in Syria to protect Christians. ... The Swiss militiaman fighting in Syria to protect ...

    http://article.wn.com/view/2015/04/15/Athletes_Demand_Apology_From_MCA_Over_Militia_Remarks/

  • swissdefenceleague.wordpress.com    Aleppo Christians Form Militias for First Time to …

    Dec 19, 2012 · Aleppo Christians Form Militias for First Time to ... have been forming militias fighting alongside ... Syria Christians Form Militias To Protect ...

    https://swissdefenceleague.wordpress.com/2012/12/19/aleppo-christians-form-militias-for-first-time-to-defend-city-from-fsa-terrorists/

  • world.time.com    Why Syrians Fight, and Why Their Civil War May …

    Feb 08, 2012 · The reason that there’s no plausible end-game in Syria anytime soon — and ... Syria’s Christians (10 ... never going to rely to protect itself ...

    http://world.time.com/2012/02/08/why-syrians-fight-and-why-their-civil-war-may-be-a-long-one/

  • www.aleteia.org    Call to Arms: Christians Joining Forces Against ISIS - …

    McCain is the first American reported to have died fighting for the Islamic State in Syria. ... Swiss newspaper "Sonntags ... Assyrian Christians and Yazidis to ...

    http://www.aleteia.org/en/world/article/reverse-jihad-christians-joining-forces-against-isis-5899858875514880

  • archive.delawareonline.com    Remaining Christians in Syria fight to save their land ...

    ... who was a member of the Swiss Army for five years, came to Syria more than ... but to help protect Syriac Christians ... Remaining Christians in Syria fight to ...

    http://archive.delawareonline.com/usatoday/article/18915275

  • www.dw.de    Swiss guard: Foreign fighter takes on 'IS' | Middle East ...

    Syria Swiss guard: Foreign fighter ... "The Syriac Military Council was founded in order to protect the Syriac identity in Syria," he ... Iraqi Christian village ...

    http://www.dw.de/swiss-guard-foreign-fighter-takes-on-is/a-17994673

  • www.cnn.com    Could Syria strike back if United States, allies, attack ...

    Sep 02, 2013 · As the United States and its ... Syria, following shelling as fighting between pro ... Ketz and a photographer were reporting on the ancient Christian ...

    http://www.cnn.com/2013/09/01/world/meast/syria-weapons-capability/index.html

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