There have been more than 300 Assyrian and Chaldean Christians of the villages on the river Khabur taken hostage and deported by the jihadists in their strongholds, reported Fides.

Archbishop Jacques Behnan Hindo said that while the first reports spoke of 90 seized, “now we can say that the hostages in the hands of the jihadists are around 350”.

Samir Taji, a member of the Al-Nusra Front (Syrian jihadist group linked to al-Qaeda, ed) told Kurdish website ARA News that the militia of the Islamic State first held Assyrian prisoners, including women and children, in a detention center at Mount Abdulaziz. Then, he explained, it dispersed them in areas and centers under their control, including their stronghold of Raqqa.

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