Islamic State releases 37 Assyrian Christian hostages

The Islamic State flag. Credit: Wikimedia Commons.

( The Islamic State terror group over the weekend released 37 Assyrian Christian hostages, mostly women, after negotiating with the Holy Apostolic Catholic Assyrian Church of the East.

The Christians abducted were among a group of more than 200 people Islamic State terrorists kidnapped from villages in northern Syrian in February. The Assyrian Human Rights Network stated on Facebook that a number of hostages have already been released and that there are still 124 awaiting their freedom. 

Edmond Gabriel, chairman of the Assyrian Charitable Association, said more Assyrian Christians would be released Monday, the Associated Press reported.

Islamic State murdered three Assyrian Christian captives in October.

Posted on November 9, 2015 .