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Prayers answered: ISIS Releases 22 Elderly Christian Hostages


Assyrian Christians freed by ISIS

BEIRUT: 22 elderly Christian captives of ISIS get released by the terror group.

According to reports by AINA, terror group ISIS has released 22 Christians that it captured earlier this year on February 23. These Assyrian Christians were held hostage when the terror group launched an attack against 35 Assyrian Christian villages on the Khabur River in the Hasaka province.

During this assault, ISIS captured 253 Christian in the preliminary attack while some 3,000 Assyrian Christians were driven from their villages. Most of them have not returned to their homes so far.

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In line with details, the 22 Assyrian Christians who were released include 14 women, who were from the villages of Tal Shamiram and Tal Jazira. However, it is still not how many Christians are still in the clutches of ISIS. While, Rami Abdulrahman, Chief of the Britain-based Syrian Observatory for Human Rights, said they continued to hold more than 150.

Then again, Afram Yakoub – chief of a Syrian Assyrian group in Sweden has confirmed that ISIS has released 22 Assyrian Christians and said all of the freed captives were elderly men and women.