According to data published by the Assyrian political party, about two-thirds of Syria's Christians have fled the country in the past decade of conflict in Syria.” Christians made up eight to ten per cent of Syria's population before the start of the civil war in 2011. Today that number has decreased to three per cent,” the Assyrian Democratic Organization (ADO) stated.
Syria's Christians helped to defeat the Islamic State group (ISIS). The Syriac Military Council is part of the Kurdish-led Syrian Democratic Forces (SDF) and is a partner force of the global coalition against ISIS. Politically, Syrian Christians, mostly Syriacs and Assyrians, are divided into three main parties. ADO is the oldest of them, operating since 1957. The Assyrian Democratic Party (ADP) and the Syriac Union Party (SUP) are close to the Kurdish authorities in northeast Syria (Rojava), Rudaw reported.