Hasaka, Syria (AINA) -- ISIS has executed three Assyrians in Syria. The execution was carried out in the morning of September 23, which was the day Muslims commemorated the "Festival of the Sacrifice" (eid al-Adha). It is not known why ISIS waited two weeks to release the video.
Arbel, Iraq (AINA) -- After two days of deliberations in Arbel, Iraq, the Synod of the Holy Apostolic Catholic Assyrian Church of the East announced today the election of Bishop Gewargis (George) Sliwa as the next Patriarch.
Hasaka, Syria (AINA) -- Up to twenty people were killed by a car bomb that exploded near the Edward Iwas school on Monday, in the Al Mahatta area of Hasaka. Four Assyrians were among those killed. One Assyrian was injured.
(AINA) -- ISIS has released 15 Assyrians who were captured in the town of Qaryatain, Syria after they paid the jizya (poll tax). The 15 were among the 250 Assyrians captured when Qaryatain fell to ISIS on August 6 (AINA 2015-08-07).
By Ameel Yowash
This week, the conservative media sparked a bit of an uprising in the name of the Assyrian Christian community, and one of its leading advocates, Robert DeKelaita.
(AINA) -- Photos posted on ISIS social media sites show the destruction of Mar Elian monastery in Qaryatain, Syria, which is near Homs. Qaryatain fell to ISIS on August 6 (AINA 2015-08-07). An estimated 1,400 Syriac Orthodox and 400 Syriac Catholic Assyrians lived in Qaryatain before it fell to ISIS.