Air Strikes Hit Area Where ISIS Abducted Assyrian Christians

Air Strikes Hit Area Where ISIS Abducted Assyrian Christians
Thu Feb 26, 2015 16:38:37

A US led alliance launched air strikes on Thursday against ISIS positions in an area of northeastern Syria where the group is estimated to have abducted at least 220 Assyrian Christians this week, a group monitoring the war reported.

The Syrian Observatory for Human Rights said the air strikes had targeted ISIS fighters near town of Tel Tamr, where the militants attacked a string of Assyrian villages earlier this week.

Earlier a Christian leader in northeastern Syria urged US-led air strikes to help repel an attack by ISIS militants on villages where they are estimated to have abducted at least 220 Assyrian Christians this week.

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