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ISIS Release 43 Assyrian Hostages in Syria

Bishop Aprim stands with the Assyrians released by ISIS.
(AINA) -- ISIS today released 43 Assyrian hostages in Syria who were captured captured on February 23 when ISIS attacked the 35 Assyrian villages on the Khabur river in the Hasaka province. According to the Assyrian Church of the East, there are no more Assyrians from Khabur being held by ISIS. However, ISIS is still holding 179 Assyrians it captured in the town of Qaryatain on August 6, 2015 (AINA 2015-08-07).

ISIS executed three of the Khabur hostages on September 23 (AINA 2015-10-08).

Related: Attacks on Assyrians in Syria By ISIS and Other Muslim Groups

Here are the names of the released hostages:

From the village of Tel Jazeera:

  1. Martin Tamras Tamras
  2. Tamras Martin Tamras
  3. Sharbal Martin Tamras
  4. Mikhael Sadiq Ismael
  5. Gaby Malik Sadiq Ismael
  6. Ramy Sadiq Ismael
  7. Raman Ameer Wilson
  8. Elyan Saeed Yokhana
  9. Josephine Martin Tamras
  10. Maryam Timatheos Ismael
  11. Maryana Timatheos Ismael
  12. Manal Kako Kako
  13. Emama Kako Kako
  14. Munira Shaol Elisha
  15. Muna Shaol Elisha
  16. Ishtar Wanis Ismael
  17. Najat Khnanisho Yokhana
  18. Clara Khalil Shimon
  19. Lara Khalil Shimon
  20. Elias Khalil Shimon
  21. Khatoun Khalil Shimon
  22. Christy Khalil Shimon
  23. Angel Hoseeb Jazaer
  24. Elena Raman Rowel
  25. Ninorta Shamoel Pityo
  26. Gewargis Ramy Ismael
  27. Muna Shaol Shaol
  28. Jessica Gaby Ishmael
  29. Sharbal Gaby Ishmael

From the village of Tel Shamiran:

  1. Maryam David Talya
  2. Daniela Zia Goriel
  3. Leena Mishael Issa
  4. Hannan Mishael Issa
  5. Jimmy Anwar Talya
  6. Odisho Awishalim Yokhana
  7. Zia George Eliya
  8. Sargis Yonan Shmoni
  9. Sharbal Shimon Goriel
  10. Basam Shimon Goriel
  11. Sanhareeb Mishael Issa
  12. Ninos Mikhael Shmoni
  13. Martin Yokhana Ammo
  14. Adeeb Esho Goriel

ISIS has released Assyrians from Khabur on the following dates:

  • February 22, 2016: 43 released (the last of the hostages)
  • January 29, 2016: 16 released
  • January 14, 2016: 16 released
  • December 25: 25 released
  • December 9: 25 released
  • November 24: 10 released
  • November 7: 37 released
  • August 11: 22 released
  • June 16: Francois Sawa released
  • May 26: two elderly women released, Ramziyya Rehana (80) from Tel Jazira and Yoniyya Kanoon (70) from Tel Shamiran
  • March 3: Two Assyrians from Tel Shamiram were released, Yatroun Marko and his wife Wardiyya Yonan. Two Assyrians from Tel Goran were released, 6 year-old Mariana Mirza and her father's aunt, Bobo Mirza.
  • March 1: 19 Assyrians Released, all from the village of Tel Goran

ISIS Has released Assyrians from Qaryatain on the following dates:

  • January 29, 2016: 6 released
  • October 14, 2016: 50 released
  • September 4, 2015: 15 released


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