Islamic State ‘abducts dozens of Christians in Syria’

The Syrian Observatory for Human Rights reported that at least 90 men, women and children were seized in a series of dawn raids near the town of Tal Tamr.

unnamed-2Some Assyrians managed to escape and made their way east to the largely Kurdish-controlled city of Hassakeh.

It comes as Syrian Kurdish fighters backed by US-led air strikes continue to advance into IS-held territory.

Hassakeh province is strategically important in the fight against IS because it borders both Turkey and areas controlled by the group in Iraq…

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  • Pontifex Maximus

    Those Christians had centuries to train like Spartans instead of praying to a pie in the sky; Jesus is not coming to save them; might is right!

    • winniec

      The Assyrians are one of the most persecuted of nations. Their continued survival is one of the greatest miracles.

    • Those are famous last words.

      Leave these guys arms and watch what happens. There is a reason why Christians in that reason relied on people like Assad (as appalling as he is).

  • Drunk_by_Noon

    Since Iraq or Syria will not survive this as intact nation states, it’s likely time we carve out Christain and Kurdish enclaves out of chunks of Syria and Iraq.

    • Norman_In_New_York

      Amen. The Kurds might then decide to reunify their ancestral homeland in Turkey with Syrian and Iraqi Kurdistan. A win-win for civilization.

      • winniec

        That’s what Turkey’s afraid of. They want historic Armenia too and much of northern Iraq.

    • Could they survive economically? Why leave any resources on Islamist-controlled areas?

      • Drunk_by_Noon

        The Kurds have oil, and we could make sure the Christains do too.

  • winniec

    The superpowers are unfortunately divided and this allows the smaller players to come up the middle.

  • Yusuf_Al_Kafir

    Because the Koran (33:21) does say that Mohammed is a wonderful example for Muslims to emulate, and the Koran (33:50) does say that Muhammad can marry prisoners of war.

    ISIS is Islam, pure and unfiltered.

    http://www.islam101.com/quran/yusufAli/QURAN/33.htm