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Friday, December 15, 2017

Assyrian Christians Kidnapped


Just weeks after the Islamic State kidnapped 220 Assyrian Christians from Northeast Syria we are now receiving reports that ISIS has once again targeted Assyrian Christian villages in northeastern Syria in a series of brutal attacks on Saturday, causing clashes with Kurdish militia in the area. Most of the fighting occurred on the northern banks of the river as ISIS attempted to capture Tal Talmr, a crossroad 35 km from the city of Hassakeh. By capturing the crossroad, ISIS would have a direct corridor to the eastern border of Iraq. Since they began the offensive in the region, they have gained control of over 10 villages near Tal Tamr. Since February, over 5,000 people have fled the region out of fear of a jihadi advancement.

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