Bodies of Three Assyrians Killed Fighting ISIS Recovered

Assyrians killed in Tel Hurmiz, Syria, while defending their village from ISIS. From left: Elias Darmo Auda (23), George Boulos Isho (47), Fouad Oshana Younan (46).

4/11/15 Hasaka, Syria (AINA) -- The bodies of three Assyrians who died defending their village from ISIS were recovered today in the village of Tel Hurmiz. The three Assyrians, all from Tel Hurmiz, were identified as Fouad Oshana Younan (46), George Boulos Isho (47) and Elias Darmo Auda (23). The bodies were recovered by the Khabour ...

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 ...

Assyrians Hold Demonstrations As ISIS Continues Attacks on Assyrians

10/3/15 (AINA) -- ISIS launched a second series of attacks on Assyrian villages on the Khabur river in Hasaka, Syria. In Iraq ISIS destroyed a third Assyrian archaeological site, the city of Khorsabad, more than 2700 years old. This comes on the heels of ISIS destroying the city of Nimrud, the Museum of Mosul, and the ...

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 ...

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 ...

ISIS Attacks Assyrian Villages in Syria, 4 Killed, Dozens Captured, Churches Burned

The Assyrian church of Mar Bisho on fire, in Tel Shamiran, Syria.

24/2/15 Ashur Gewargis contributed reporting from Beirut. Hassaka, Syria (AINA) -- Fighting broke out at 5 AM today between ISIS and Assyrian and Kurdish fighters in the Hasaka province in northeast Syria. ISIS attacked the Assyrian villages of Tel Goran, Tel Hurmiz, Tel Tamar, Tel Baloaa Tel Shamiran, Tel Riman, Tel Nasra, Tel Khareta, and Abu Tena. ...

Assyrian Boy Killed By Sniper in Syria

June 2014 Hassake, Syria (AINA) -- On May 28 two Assyrian teenagers were shot by a sniper as they were riding their motorcycle, returning from the village of Tel Hurmiz to their village of Um Gahrgan. Sheem Hormiz Sheeba (17) was driving the motorcycle with his friend Sargon (17) sitting behind him. Sheem was shot through ...