Islamic State gets millions in ransom for abducted Christians

BEIRUT – The Islamic State group has collected millions of dollars in ransom for a group of Assyrian Christians it kidnapped in Syria a year ago, Christian officials and an opposition group said Monday, as the last of the 230 hostages were freed.

The release ended a yearlong saga for the Christians – many of them women and children – during which families had no news from their loved ones.

Younan Talia, of the Assyrian Democratic Organization, told the Associated Press that about 40 remaining captives were released early Monday and arrived in the northeastern town of Tal Tamr. He said the release came after mediation led by a top Assyrian priest in northern Syria.

  • Clausewitz

    Time for the Marines to go :The shores of Tripoli” on these assholes again. C S Forrester’s The Barbary Pirates should be required reading.

    • T.C.

      With liberal application of the yardarm + rope.

    • bob e

      don’t know about marines .. they are much too valuable to waste on these inbred savages ..

      • T.C.

        I said it once, I’ll say it again.
        Look at the great job they did against those savage Boko Haram clowns in Nigeria.

        • Clausewitz

          Only works as long as someone else doesn’t come along with a bigger paycheque.

      • Clausewitz

        Was just a historical observation. The shores of Tripoli is where the US Marines first earned their props.

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