Dwekh Nawsha is a Christian militia brigade in Iraq’s Ninawa province fighting the Islamic State (IS). Nawsha’s objective is to defend Christians and reclaim areas in Ninawa controlled by the IS. In response to the IS brutality against Christians in Mosul, by means of forced conversions, death or poll-tax (jizya), groups claiming to represent Christians have responded by forming armed self-protection brigades, of which Nawsha is an example. The group's role is currently more defensive, and though support is provided to the Kurdish Peshmerga, limited capabilities do not make the brigade a significant factor in the IS/Kurdish Peshmerga conflict.Centre of OperationsNawsha is active in the Ninawa province:
Dwekh Nawsha (The Sacrificers)
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