ISIS Release 43 Assyrian Hostages in Syria

Bishop Aprim stands with the Assyrians released by ISIS.

22/2/16 (AINA) -- ISIS today released 43 Assyrian hostages in Syria who were captured captured on February 23 when ISIS attacked the 35 Assyrian villages on the Khabur river in the Hasaka province. According to the Assyrian Church of the East, there are no more Assyrians from Khabur being held by ISIS. However, ISIS is still ...

ISIS Release 25 Assyrian Hostages in Syria – Mostly Women and Children

26/12/15 (AINA) -- ISIS today released 25 Assyrians that it captured on February 23 when it attacked the 35 Assyrian villages on the Khabur river in the Hasaka province. ISIS captured 253 in the initial attack and drove 3,000 Assyrians from their villages. Most have not returned. Two of the hostages are men, seven are women, and ...

ISIS Release 25 Assyrian Hostages in Syria

10/12/15 (AINA) -- ISIS today released 25 Assyrians that it captured on February 23 when it attacked the 35 Assyrian villages on the Khabur river in the Hasaka province. ISIS captured 253 in the initial attack and drove 3,000 Assyrians from their villages. Most have not returned. Al of the hostages are men, two of them boys ...

ISIS Release 37 Assyrian Hostages in Syria

Assyrian hostages freed by ISIS on the bus to Tel Tamar, Syria.

7/11/15 (AINA) -- ISIS today released 37 Assyrians that it captured on February 23 when it attacked the 35 Assyrian villages on the Khabur river in the Hasaka province. ISIS captured 253 in the initial attack and drove 3,000 Assyrians from their villages. Most have not returned. The 37 Assyrians who were released, 27 women, are all ...

ISIS Release 22 Assyrian Hostages in Syria

August 2015 (AINA) -- ISIS has released 22 Assyrians that it captured on February 23 when it attacked the 35 Assyrian villages on the Khabur river in the Hasaka province. ISIS captured 253 in the initial attack and drove 3,000 Assyrians from their villages. Most have not returned. The 22 Assyrians who were released, 14 of them ...

ISIS Release Assyrian Hostage in Syria

Francois Sawa was released yesterday by ISIS in Syria (screen capture, AssyriaTV).

18/6/15 (AINA) -- ISIS released yesterday one of the 253 Assyrians who were captured in Syria on February 23, when ISIS attacked the 35 Assyrian villages on the Khabur river, near Hasaka. The released hostage was identified as Francois Sawa, 70, from the village of Tel Shamiram, and was reported to be in good condition. The release of ...

Release of 52 Assyrian Families Captured By ISIS Delayed

Assyrians in Los Angeles, U.S.A. demonstrate in support of Assyrians in Syria (photo: Assyrian Enterprise).

  11/3/15 (AINA) -- According to the Vatican ambassador in Damascus, Mario Zinari, 52 Assyrian families who were captured by ISIS and who were supposed to be freed yesterday have not been released because Kurdish forces bombed the caravan containing the families. After the bombing ISIS decided to delay their release. There is no information on whether ...

Unconfirmed Reports of the Release of All Assyrians Held By ISIS

Joseph and Sargon Sarkis -- two of the Assyrians captured by ISIS.

7/3/15 (AINA) -- Sources in Hasaka are reporting that ISIS has released all the Assyrians it had captured when it attacked Assyrian villages on the Khabur River on February 23. But AINA could not verify these reports. If the hostages have been released, they are still in ISIS held territory and have not yet reached Hasaka, ...

Assyrian Hostage Released By ISIS: We Cannot Go Back to Our Homes

ISIS member addresses the Assyrian hostages from Tel Goran at an unknown location (photo: social media).

5/3/15 (AINA) -- On February 24 ISIS attacked 35 Assyrian villages on the Khabur river, in the Hasaka province in Syria, capturing between 262 and 373 Assyrians. The majority of the Assyrians were captured from Tel Shamiran, Tel Hurmiz, Tel Goran and Tel Jazira. ISIS captured 21 Assyrians from Tel Goran. On March 1 it released ...

ISIS Releases 4 More Assyrians, Including 6 Year-old Mariana

Mariana Mirza, 6, was released today, two days after her parents were released. (AINA photo).

4/3/15 Hasaka, Syria (AINA) -- Today ISIS released four more Assyrian captives who were captured in the initial attacks on the 35 Assyrian villages on the Khabur river, in the Hasaka province of Syria. Two Assyrians from Tel Shamiram were released, Yatroun Marko and his wife Wardiyya Yonan. Two Assyrians from Tel Goran were released, 6 year-old ...

Message From an Assyrian Fighter in Syria

3/3/15 (AINA) -- On February 24 ISIS attacked 35 Assyrian villages on the Khabur river in the Hasaka province in northeast Syria. More than 300 Assyrian civilians were captured, at least 9 Assyrian fighters were killed in the initial attacks, and it has been reported that ISIS has executed at least 12 Assyrian fighters who were ...

19 Assyrians Released By ISIS But Hundreds Remain Captured

Assyrian hostages from Tel Goran who were captured and released by ISIS, at St. Mary

 2/3/15 Hasaka, Syria (AINA) -- 19 Assyrians that were captured from the village of Tel Goran have been released by ISIS and have arrived safely at St. Mary's Church in Hasaka, Syria. Negotiations for their release had been ongoing for three days and were mediated by local Arab tribal leaders. Of the 19 that were released, 17 ...

Assyrians Protest ISIS Attacks on Assyrians in Syria

St. Bishu Church in the Assyrian village of Tel Shamiran, Syria, now occupied by ISIS.

1/3/15 (AINA) -- Assyrians held protests in three world cities today to call attention to the ISIS attacks on Assyrians in Khabur, Syria, which have resulted in the capture of up to 373 Assyrians by ISIS and the destruction of churches in the 35 Assyrian villages in the Khabur river in the Hasaka province of Syria. ...

Negotiations for the Release of Assyrians Captured By ISIS Still Ongoing

Danya Seno, killed in the initial attacks on Assyrian villages in Syria by ISIS.

1/3/15 (AINA) -- Prominent Arab sheiks met with Assyrian leaders and clergy in Hasaka today to discuss the plight of the Assyrians captured by ISIS, whose number is between 262 and 373. The sheiks are mediating negotiations between ISIS and Assyrian leaders for the release of the captives. According to Assyrian leaders, no Assyrians have been ...

Assyrians Captured By ISIS Now At 150, Negotiations for Their Release in Progress

Assyrians killed by ISIS, from left: Milad Sammy Adam, Julian Osi, Tamir Darwish, Marius Hurmiz (AINA photo).

26/2/15 Hasaka, Syria (AINA) -- The number of Assyrians captured by ISIS in yesterday's attacks (AINA 2015-02-23) is now estimated to be at 150. ISIS attacked the 35 Assyrian villages on the Khabur river in Hasaka, Syria, killing at least 9 Assyrians who were defending their villages. There has been fierce fighting since yesterday between ISIS ...