List of Assyrian and Other Churches Destroyed in Syria

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13/12/15 (AINA) -- The following is a list of Assyrian churches and monasteries in Syria that have been destroyed by ISIS and other Muslim groups. Also included is a list of non-Assyrian churches that have been destroyed. Attacks on Christians in Syria began almost immediately after the Syrian civil war began. The attacks have targeted villages, churches ...

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 ...

Video Shows Massive Destruction in Liberated Assyrian Village in Syria

19/6/15 (AINA) -- A video posted on youtube by the Syriac Military Council (NFS), an Assyrian militia that has been fighting ISIS in Syria, shows members of MFS entering the Assyrian village of Tel Shamiram after it has been liberated from ISIS. The video shows massive destruction in the village. ISIS scorched farm fields, destroyed buildings ...

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 ...

Kurdish and Assyrian Forces Regain Assyrian Villages From Jihadists

A Kurdish YPG fighter at the top of a destroyed tank, which was hit during clashes with ISIS militants in Hasakah countryside (photo: ARA News).

By Haitham Haji and Redwan Bizar ARA News- 22/5/15 Sere Kaniye, Syria -- Subsequent to fierce battles with the Islamic State group (IS/ISIL), the Kurdish forces of the People's Protection Units (YPG) regained control of new villages at the banks of Khabur River near the town of Tel Temir in Hasakah province, northeastern Syria, media sources reported ...