ISIS Execute Three Assyrians in Syria

From Left: Dr. Abdulmasih Enwiya, Basam Michael, Ashur Abraham, three Assyrians executed by ISIS on September 23.

8/10/15 Hasaka, Syria (AINA) -- ISIS has executed three Assyrians in Syria. The execution was carried out in the morning of September 23, which was the day Muslims commemorated the "Festival of the Sacrifice" (eid al-Adha). It is not known why ISIS waited two weeks to release the video. The three Assyrians, wearing orange jumpsuits and kneeling, ...

Assyrian Captives of ISIS Appeal for Help in Video

A screen capture from the video, showing one of the Assyrians held by ISIS.

August 2015 (AINA) -- A video appeared yesterday on Youtube showing Assyrian men, women and children who were captured by ISIS in Syria appealing for help. The video shows ten men who say their name, year of birth and the village they come from in Arabic. Each statement is preceded by "I am Nisrani" (Christian). The ...

Documentary on Assyrian Villages in Syria Overrun By ISIS

1/4/15 See the Documentary Here: (AINA) -- On February 23 ISIS attacked the 35 Assyrian villages on the Khabur River in the Hassaka province in northeast Syria. Nine Assyrian fighters died defending their villages in the initial attacks and there are reports that ISIS has executed at least 12 Assyrian fighters who were captured, two of them ...

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, ...

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 ...

Assyrians Demonstrate in Cities Around the World

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    4/3/15 (AINA) -- Assyrians held demonstrations in cities around the world yesterday and today to call attention to the plight of the Assyrians in Khabur region of Hasaka, Syria, whose villages were attacked by ISIS on February 24. ISIS captured between 262 and 373 Assyrians in the initial attacks, subsequently releasing 23 on Sunday and today. Demonstrations ...

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 ...