ISIS Release 43 Assyrian Hostages in Syria

ISIS Release 43 Assyrian Hostages in Syria

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Photo: Bishop Aprim stands with the Assyrians released by ISIS.

Posted 2016-02-22 17:52 GMT

(AINA) — ISIS today released 43 Assyrian hostages in Syria who were captured captured on February 23 when ISIS attacked the 35 Assyrian villages on the Khabur river in the Hasaka province. According to the Assyrian Church of the East, there are no more Assyrians from Khabur being held by ISIS. However, ISIS is still holding 179 Assyrians it captured in the town of Qaryatain on August 6, 2015 (AINA 2015-08-07).

ISIS executed three of the Khabur hostages on September 23 (AINA 2015-10-08).

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