The leadership of the Assyrian Democratic Organization, ADO, paid a visit to Iraqi Assyria 4-11 December 2016, in order to mediate between different Assyrian actors to join forces on the ground after the Nineveh Plains is liberated from ISIS. Mr. Gabriel Moushe and Mr. Melek Yakoub met with different Assyrian political and church representatives, as well as Kurdish representatives. Mr. Gabriel Moushe says this was an initial initiative after a couple of years absence. They plan to come back to Nineveh in the end of January to get different Assyrian parties within the Assembly of parties to come together and set a joint plan for further cooperation, not to miss this historic opportunity to safeguard Assyrian existence in our homeland, he adds.
They also met with the leadership of Syrian National Congress, SNC, to discuss the Assyrian demands of the SCN and review the policy of the Syrian opposition after the latest development in Aleppo.