ISIS Threatens Assyrians in Syria, Women and Children Evacuated

  6/2/15 Hassake, Syria (AINA) -- Two days ago ISIS ordered Assyrians in the region of Hassaka to remove the crosses from their churches and to pay jizya (Christian poll tax), warning residents that if they failed to pay they would have to leave or else be killed. There are 35 contiguous Assyrian villages on both sides ...

ISIS Enters Assyrian Town in Syria & Removes Church Cross

The church in Tel Hormizd, Syria and the cross that was removed from it by ISIS.

1/2/14 Tel Hormizd, Syria (AINA) -- Two pickups carrying twenty armed members of ISIS entered the Assyrian town of Tel Hormizd in Hassaka, Syria yesterday and forced the residents to remove the cross from the church tower. The town is located on the Khabur river, in the Assyrian section of Hassaka which contains thirty five Assyrian ...