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American helps Christian soldiers train to fight ISIS
Filmmaker and self-styled revolutionary Matthew VanDyke is training Assyrian Christians to fight for themselves in the face of a brutal onslaught from Islamic terrorist organization ISIS. (Photos courtesy of Sons of Liberty)
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Matthew VanDyke, (l.), through his Sons of Liberty nonprofit security company, is training Iraqi Christians to fight ISIS.

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Hundreds of Assyrians of all ages have signed on to train and fight for their families and faith.

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VanDyke says his group is stepping in to help a dwindling Christian community forgotten by the world.

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Training includes hand-to-hand combat, marksmanship, and self defense.

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VanDyke and a U.S. military veteran are training approximately 400 Assyrians.

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Their training camp is just 12 miles north of Mosul, Iraq's second-largest city and one under the control of ISIS.

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VanDyke hopes to train as many as 2,000 Christians to fight the terror organization.

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The group seeks donations from around the world to fund training and weapons.

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The Assyrian Christians have found themselves caught in the middle of the fighting between ISIS and Kurds.

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VanDyke did not serve in the U.S. military, but has fought alongside Libyan and Syrian rebels.

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The first battalion of the Assyrian forces graduated from VanDyke's boot cam days ago.

American helps Christian soldiers train to fight ISIS

Filmmaker and self-styled revolutionary Matthew VanDyke is training Assyrian Christians to fight for themselves in the face of a brutal onslaught from Islamic terrorist organization ISIS. (Photos courtesy of Sons of Liberty)

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