The SOLI Monthly: March

[vc_row][vc_column][vc_column_text]As you may know, Sons of Liberty International (SOLI) is conducting another military training mission with the Christian community in the Nineveh Plain region of Iraq.  SOLI founder Matthew VanDyke and three volunteer security trainers left the United States during the week of February 15, 2016 and arrived in Erbil, Kurdistan by Friday February 19th. The goal of the SOLI Spring 2016 Mission is to help prepare Iraqi Christian forces for upcoming offensive operations against ISIS. Successful participation in the Coalition against ISIS will bring more support to the Christian militias and allow them to provide lasting security to their community, so that Christians can return to their homes and the Christian religion is not eliminated from Iraq.[/vc_column_text][/vc_column][/vc_row][vc_row][vc_column][vc_column_text]

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At Sons of Liberty International (SOLI), Freedom is our Mission. We believe that freedom should not have a price tag. Since 2014, SOLI has been providing free services and supplies to Christian militias in the devastated Nineveh Plain region of Iraq in the fight against ISIS.
Three SOLI security advisers and trainers are now delivering the much-needed basic foundation that the brave men of the NPF (Nineveh Plain Forces, a Christian militia founded in 2015) so desperately need. The NPF (Nineveh Plain Forces) is made of civilians who are putting their lives on the line and who have stepped up to defend their community.
The men in the NPF (Nineveh Plain Forces), like the majority of the Assyrian/Chaldean Christian population in Iraq, were forced to flee suddenly from their homes in the summer of 2014. For nearly two years many Iraqi Christians have lived in camps. But they want to go home. The training SOLI provides will allow the NPF (Nineveh Plain Forces), like the NPU (Nineveh Plain Protection Units, another Christian militia that received training and support from SOLI in 2015), to participate more fully in the fight against ISIS and allow families to feel secure enough to return home after ISIS is destroyed.

But basics aren’t enough to defend against ISIS. The SOLI Spring 2016 Mission was designed to provide continuous, on-the-ground, and specialized training for the NPF (Nineveh Plain Forces) and other Christian militias.

This program expansion requires a significant investment in additional volunteer personnel, training services, and equipment and supplies, so that more Christian men in the NPF (Nineveh Plain Forces) and other Christian militias can be fully trained.

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Empty coffins found in the abandoned town where the Spring 2016 Mission is underway

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