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ICC Note: On Christmas morning, 25 more Assyrian Christians who have been held hostage since February were released by the Islamic jihadists of ISIS. The group largely consisted of women and children. The total released now has risen to nearly 150 of the more than 200 who were captured.

12/25/2015 Syria (Al-Arabiya) – An Assyrian group says Islamic State of Iraq and Syria (ISIS) militants have released 25 more Assyrian Christian hostages they had held captive in Syria for 10 months.

The 25 Christians were part of about 230 Assyrian Christians that were captured by the extremist group after it overran Assyrian communities on the southern bank of the Khabur River in the northeastern Syrian province of Hassakeh.

The Stockholm-based Assyrian Human Rights Network said the 25 arrived in the Christian town of Tal Tamr on Friday. It said the released included 16 children and their mothers.

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