By Walid Shoebat (Shoebat Exclusive)
Besides the increase in the reported number of Assyrian Christian hostages held by ISIS which reached to 262, there are 5000 Assyrian Christians who fled. Many are trying to enter Turkey to save their lives, but the Turkish government prevented them entry. Reports from the ground also said that the U.S. has been striking ISIS locations within the villages where the Christians are held hostage by ISIS.
ISIS now holds 262 Assyrians captive, said Osama Edward, founder of the Assyrian Human Rights Network.
“ISIS is taking over more and more Assyrian towns,” he said.
The number has climbed steadily, from an initial estimate of between 70 and 100, then to 150 as of Wednesday, and now the London-based Syrian Observatory for Human Rights put the number of Assyrian hostages seized over three days at 220 while others at 262.
Also, Syrian Catholic Bishop Jacques Bahnan via Vatican Radio said that Turkey is preventing Christians in Al-Hasakah region to escape across the border when on the other hand it allows for jihadis passing through. He said:
“Turkey in the north will allow the passage of ISIS trucks and troops carrying stolen oil from Syria, wheat and cotton, all that can pass through the border but prevents any Christian to transit in its borders”.
The treatment by Antichrist Turkey towards the Christians seems to repeat itself. Between 1914 and 1918, more than half a million Assyrian Christians were killed during the Armenian genocide in present-day Turkey and now Turkey is doing it again. The Assyrian Christians as it seems are set for complete annihilation. While the media reports, the Bible clearly said: “And I saw the souls of those who had been beheaded because of their testimony about Jesus and because of the word of God.” (Revelation 20:4)
This repeated persecution now stems from the current victims from 11 villages in the Tal Tamer area in al-Hasakah Province who were taken by ISIS to Mount Abdelaziz area, southwest of Tal Tamer.
Assyrian Institute in Stockholm (Sweden) Dr. Jamil Hanna complained that arming [Muslim] Kurds was a mistake in the first place and their presence around 35 some Christian villages simply brought ISIS to their area. The U.S.-Coalition instead of arming the Assyrian Christians who are able to defend themselves armed the Kurds. He added that the U.S. coalition should not concentrate on arming Kurds while ignoring all the other sects of what makes up the Syrian society.
Activists in the area have also reported that the U.S. Coalition has bombed today (Thursday) ISIS sites in the vicinity of the town of Tel Tamer west of Al-Hasakah 50 km north-east of Syria.
Civil rights activist Omar Khalil of the town’s ARA News said that “Arab International Alliance led by the United States targeted Thursday afternoon elements of ISIS in the villages of Ghbish and Hawijah Tel Vweidh and Mount Abdulaziz, as far as the size of the losses ISIS incurred is unknown”.
Khalil added that the “this is the second wave of strikes since the beginning of ISIS’s attacks on the villages populated vastly by Assyrians in Tel Tamer, which began at dawn on Monday after ISIS controlled a number of Assyrian villages of Tel Tamer, Tel Hormuz Tel Hamiran, Qab Shamiran and Tel Yalda.”
In turn, Assyrian Network for Human Rights confirmed in a statement that the missing were distributed as follows: “126 Christians from the village of Tel Shamiram with 35 families who fled, 93 Christians from the village of Tal Al Jazeera, and 3 Christians from Shamia including one woman, in addition to 23 and other Christians from the village of Tel Curran, including women and children.”
Historically, massacres of ethnic cleansing committed against the people of Armenia and Assyrian by the Ottoman Empire during the years world war I from 1914-1918 has been immense. The Assyrian Christian history stems from Assyrian empire which collapsed in 612 B.C. during the rise of the Persians. Then, 600 years later, they became among the earliest converts to Christianity. They still speak an endangered form of Aramaic, the language of Jesus Christ, and consider themselves the last indigenous people of Syria and Iraq.
Following the birth of Christianity, Assyrian missionaries spread across Asia, from the Mediterranean to the Pacific, and built a new empire that lasted until Arab Muslims swept through the Middle East in 630.
Now that entire history is being eradicated.
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