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February 24, 2015

Horror: Islamic State Raids Three Northeastern Syria Villages; Takes More Than 90 Men, Women, and Children Captive

For purposes which seem all too obvious.

Islamic State militants have abducted as many as 90 Assyrian Christians after overrunning several small villages in northeast Syria, an activist group said Tuesday....

Nuri Kino, the head of the activist group A Demand For Action -- which focuses on religious minorities in the Middle East -- said the militants took between 70 and 100 Assyrians captive....

ISIS' online radio station, al-Bayan, said in a report Tuesday that ISIS fighters had detained myriad "crusaders" and seized 10 villages around Tal Tamr after clashes with Kurdish militiamen. ISIS frequently refers to Christians as "crusaders."

Some guess (or hope?) that IS has kidnapped the civilians to force a prisoner swap, and get back some of their captured fighters.

Meanwhile, a Frenchwoman has been kidnapped in Yemen. American officials suspect the motive is "random."


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