Developing: ISIS Releases Christian Hostages In Syria

Developing: ISIS Releases Christian Hostages In Syria

The Islamic State has released 10 Christian hostages previously being held in Syria, reports say.

According to the Christian Post:

“The Islamic State terror group released 10 Assyrian Christian hostages Tuesday night in the Tel Temir town in Hasakah province, northeastern Syria, but over 150 remain captured and threatened with death.

“The released Assyrians, who are residents of the towns of Tel Shamiram, Tel Jazeera, Qabr Shamiya and Tel Fayda, are in good health conditions,” a statement from the Assyrian Network for Human Rights read.

 “The total number of the released since the start of the negotiations has reached 98, mostly sick and elderly,” the network added, noting that there are five women among the 10 most recently released.

The Assyrians are part of a large group, originally numbering 230, who were kidnapped by the Islamic militants from villages in the Khabur river valley back in February.”