KABUL: (Middle East Press) Over 56 Christians of the Assyrian minority were kidnapped by the ISIL Takfiri militants in Syria’s northeastern province of Hasakah, sources say.
According to reports, the abductions took place on Monday in the town of Tal Shamiram in the countryside of the city of Hasakah.
The Monday abductions came amid heavy clashes between Kurdish fighters and ISIL militants over the control of several villages in Hasakah.
The extremist group has also executed two people for “dealing with Kurds” in the village of Ghibsh located after the town of Tal Tamer in the province, reports state.
A day earlier, the ISIL members burned to death 50 civilians in the town of Hit, west of Baghdad.
The ISIL militants are currently in control of different parts of Syria and Iraq, and have been carrying out horrific acts of violence such as public decapitations and crucifixions against all communities.