ISIS frees 37 Assyrian Christians

November 7, 2015 16:50

Islamic State has released 37 Assyrian Christians who were among about 200 seized by the militants in February in northeastern Syria, two human rights monitoring groups said on Saturday.

Elders from Arab tribes had mediated with the jihadists for their release, the Britain-based Syrian Observatory for Human Rights said.

According to another human rights group, The Assyrian Monitor for Human Rights, the group of freed Assyrian Christians included 27 women and 10 men, most of them elderly, a report by AFP added.

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