By Walid Shoebat
The war to liquidate the Middle East Christian by ISIS has been declared in full force. From the horrific scenes in Libya where 21 Copts were beheaded on camera, now their captive brethren in Syria are very likely to face the same fate. ISIS said that they will release a message today (Wednesday) threatening to kill them all. One Middle East source (SANA) reporter yesterday saying that “the locals noted that ISIS aims through targeting Christian villages surrounding Tal Tamr near to Ras al-Ayn city to open a passage towards the Turkish borders to facilitate the procurement of weapons and mercenaries from the [Antichrist] nation of Turkey” in order to begin the kidnapping and liquidation.
On February 21st, Shoebat.com warned that ISIS is working to issue a release titled: “The Killing Of The Christians” subtitled “The War Between The Followers Of Sharia And The Worshippers Of The Cross”
And now ISIS after the beheading of 21 Coptic Christians said that they will release a video message today (Wednesday) threatening to kill approximately 150 more.
And as it turned out, ISIS is holding more Assyrian Christians hostages than previously reported by the media yesterday which estimated the numbers between 70-90. Shoebat.com from first hand Middle East sources reported that at least 117 Christians, and now, Osama Edward, founder of the Assyrian Human Rights Network estimates the number even higher, 150 hostages, citing the latest information from the network’s team on the ground as well confirmed by Raqqa Is Being Slaughtered Silently on Twitter.
The Christians were captured after many were lured by the typical Cain tactic taking his brother Abel to the field; tribal Arabs lured the Christians to believe that they were being taken to safe houses; when in truth they turned them all in to ISIS for slaughter. The defenseless Christians were captured after the defending few who were low on resources failed to protect the villages from the onslaught of ISIS who had more numbers and were better equipped.
The video message by ISIS (promised to be completed today) will be directed to President Barack Obama and other members of the U.S.-led coalition against ISIS, Edward said from Stockholm, Sweden.
Many relatives of the victims are concerned. Edward, who has family in the area attacked by the terror group, said the latest information from the ground indicated the hostages had been moved to an ISIS-controlled location. One can imagine what comes next.
The last message received from the hostages was a text from a kidnapped woman to her husband, Edward said. She said the kidnappers were interrogating the hostages about whether the women were members of local Christian militias.
The sources pointed out that the air forces of Washington and its allies were flying over the area without targeting ISIS terrorists during their attacks on locals. All this while the Department of Homeland Security Secretary, Jeh Johnson, is urging those in government to give a voice to the “plight of Muslims living in this country” and the “discrimination they face by Americans.”
56 of the captives come from the villages of Tal Hermez and Tal Shamiram, located in the surrounding of Tal Tamr town in the countryside of Hasaka, northeastern Syria as reported by SANA who were taken to an unidentified area.
The scores of families who fled the terrorism of ISIS in Hasaka province gathered in the courtyard of the Assyrian Church in Hasaka city with sorrow and fear for those who stayed behind.
Janet Dankha, one of the survivors, said that she was lucky to arrive safely in Haska, adding “an unknown and terrifying fate awaits hundreds of families in the villages of Tal Tamr that ISIS attacked,” and voicing concern that they will meet the same fate of the people of Mosul and Sinjar Mountain in Iraq.
With tears in his eyes, Oshana David from Tal Hermez village tells of how he saw the death of his grandson by sniper fire and couldn’t do anything except flee with women and children from the barbarism of ISIS.
Anwar Abdoush from Tal Rumman village voiced concern over the fate of the youths who stayed behind in the villages near Khabour River to defend their homes, despite their limited numbers of resources, from ISIS and its arsenal of weapons which include heavy weaponry.
Benjamin Younan from the village of Tal Juma’a said that ISIS burned down dozens of homes and the churches in the villages of Tal Hermez, Tal Jazira, and Qabr Shamiya.
In a press statement, Assyrian Bishop Afram Athnil said that what is happening in Tal Tamr countryside in full sight of the world seeks to displace Syrians, but that will never happen because the men and youths of the area’s villages are standing valiantly to defend their homes, adding that Syrians’ hopes for restoring security to the country lie in the Syrian Arab Army.
The authorities in Hasaka city rushed to receive the families that fled ISIS, with the civil society and the Syrian Arab Red Crescent (SARC) branch providing humanitarian aid including food, blankets, and assorted supplies.
ISIS terrorists began an assault on Monday on the villages of Tal Hermez, Tal Shamiram, Tal Rumman, Tal Nasri, al-Aghibash, Touma Yelda, and al-Hawouz in Hasaka’s western countryside.
The terrorist organization also committed acts of atrocities, including killing, vandalism, armed robbery and destruction of scores of houses and churches, in addition to burning down the antique church of Tal Hermez, one of the oldest churches in Syria, among other crimes that claimed tens of lives, drove hundreds of people out of their homes and left scores of houses burned to the ground.
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SOURCES CNN Syrian Free Press