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ISIL Releases 37 Syriac Christians after Abducting Them in February

8 November 2015 11:27


ISIL terrorist group on Saturday released 37 Syriac Christians, most of them women, who were among more than 200 people kidnapped more than eight months ago, an NGO said.

The Assyrian Monitor for Human Rights said the group of freed Syriac Christians included 27 women and 10 men, most of them elderly.

They arrived on Saturday morning in the town of Tal Tamr in the Khabur region of Hasakeh province in northeastern Syria, the group said.

The releases were confirmed by the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights monitor, which said most of those freed were from other towns elsewhere in the Khabur region.

The former hostages were among a group of 220 Assyrians captured by ISIL when they overran parts of the Khabur region in February.

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