Number of Christians Kidnapped by ISIS Soars to over 220


ISIS takes over a church

News concerning the mass kidnapping of Christians by ISIS in Syria worsened on Thursday with reports from multiple human rights groups that raised the initial number of those taken from 150 to now at least 220…

According to an article from

ISIS has seized even more Assyrian Christian hostages after taking over nearly a dozen Assyrian villages in northeastern Syria in the past few days, an activist said Thursday.

The Sunni “extremist ” [that’s how the left defends Islam] group now holds 262 Assyrians captive, said Osama Edward, founder of the Assyrian Human Rights Network.


The number has climbed steadily, from an initial estimate of between 70 and 100 people seized on Monday to 150 as of Wednesday, with women, children and the elderly among them.

The London-based Syrian Observatory for Human Rights put the number of Assyrian hostages seized over three days at 220, in a statement released Thursday.

They were taken from 11 villages in the Tal Tamer area in al-Hasakah Province, the monitoring group said. Its information indicates that ISIS has taken them to the Mount Abdelaziz area, southwest of Tal Tamer.

Meanwhile, ABC’s World News Tonight did provide an update on one of ISIS’s more recent atrocities with the following 25-second brief from anchor David Muir:

We also reported here on those early morning raids this week by ISIS, taking Christians hostage. Tonight, a human rights organization out of the UK now saying that number has risen to more than 220 Christians, kidnapped from 11 villages in Syria over the course of three days.

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