ISIS releases several captured Syrian Christians, activists say

March 1, 2015 10:14 PM

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ISIS releases several captured Syrian Christians, activists say

The news provided a modicum of relief to a Christian Assyrian community that has been devastated by the abductions, which saw Islamic State fighters haul off entire families from a string of villages along the Khabur River in Hassakeh province. But fears remain over the fate of the hundreds still held captive.

Bashir Saedi, a senior official in the Assyrian Democratic Organization, said the 16 men and three women arrived safely Sunday at the Church of the Virgin Mary in the city of Hassakeh. He said the 19 - all of them from the village of Tal Ghoran - had traveled by bus from the ISIS-held town of Shadda...

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