ISIS Releases 19 Assyrian Hostages Under Court Order

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A Sharia Court of Islamic State (Islamic State of Iraq and Syria, ISIS) had ordered for the release of 29 Assyrian Christians kidnapped by ISIS during the past few days.

According to Syrian Observatory for Human Rights (SOHR), a human rights group that reports on the conflict in Syria, the Sharia Court in the countryside of Tal Tamer has issued the order for the release of hostages.

Going by the order of the Sharia Court, ISIS released Sunday 19 Assyrian citizens, including 2 women and a man kidnapped a month ago from Tal Koran village in Tal Tamer.

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Quoting an Assyrian commander, SOHR reported Sunday that the other Assyrians are still under ISIS’ custody.

According to CNN, the “court” told the commander that the fate of the other kidnapped Assyrians has yet to be decided by ISIS Sharia jurists.

The terrorist group had kidnapped 220 Assyrians from villages around the town of Tal Tamer in the province of al-Hasakah.

According to the information received by SOHR, the ISIS led the hostages to Abd al-Aziz mount southwest of Tal Tamir, where the terrorist organization controls 10 Assyrian villages.

Photo courtesy: ISIS Dabiq magazine

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