ISIS executes three Assyrian hostages

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ISIS Executes 3 Assyrian Christians in Hasakah, Syria

ARA News

QAMISHLI – The militant group of Islamic State (ISIS) executed three Assyrian captives who were abducted earlier during attacks on Christian villages near Tel Temir town in Hasakah province, in northeastern Syria, according to a footage published by the group on Wednesday. 

The Assyrian Network for Human Rights reported that the three victims, who were dressed in orange during the execution, were identified as Dr. Abdul Massih Noya and Ashour Abraham from the village of Tel Jaseera, and Bassam Michael from the village of Tel Shamiram. 

ISIS gunmen shot the three Assyrian abductees in the head.

The Assyrian network condemned the execution of the “innocent Assyrians” by ISIS extremists.

“The international community should bear its responsibility towards the Syrian crisis. This country is suffering from unbearable violence and terrorism,” it said. 

“This terrorist crime is a stigma on the forehead of the international community, which has failed so far to eliminate terrorism and tyranny in this war-torn country.”

Speaking to ARA News, director of the Assyrian Network for Human Rights Osama Edward said that the ISIS control of the Assyrian areas has served the Assad regime and its allies. 

“Pro-Assad military forces in Hasakah province took advantage of ISIS attacks on the Assyrian areas by conducting an ethnic cleansing against the Assyrian minority group across the province,” Edward said. 

In February, ISIS militants have launched a major offensive on Assyrian villages in the vicinity of Tel Temir, during which they took control of a number of villages and caused a mass displacement among civilians, beside taking hundreds of Assyrians as hostages. 

Islamic State extremists had released a number of Assyrian abductees in batches over the last few months, while the fate of hundreds others remains ambiguous. 

Reporting by: Ahmed Shiwesh 

Source: ARA News

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