IS releases 25 Assyrian Christians in Syria

    IS releases 25 Assyrian Christians in Syria

    Dec 25, Beirut: Islamic State (IS) militants have released 25 more Assyrian Christian hostages including women and children on Friday. They had held captive in Syria for 10 months, an Assyrian group said.

    Those freed Christians were part of about 230 Assyrian Christians that were captured by the extremist group after it overran Assyrian communities on the southern bank of the Khabur River in the northeastern Syrian province of Hassakeh.

    The Stockholm-based Assyrian Human Rights Network said the 25 arrived in the Christian town of Tal Tamr on Friday. It said the released included 16 children and their mothers.

    The rights group said that the release brings the number of Assyrian hostages that have so far been released to 148.

    The Oslo Times


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