IS Attacks More Christian Villages in Northeastern Syria

March 7, 2015 11:59 AM

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Islamic State militants attacked a string of predominantly Christian villages in northeastern Syria on Saturday, touching off heavy clashes with Kurdish militiamen and their local allies, activists said.

The attack began around dawn and targeted at least three villages near the town of Tal Tamr along the Khabur River in Hassakeh province. The Islamic State group kidnapped more than 220 Christians from the same area last month after overrunning several farming communities on the southern bank of the ...

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