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Activists: IS Militants Kidnap 220 Assyrians

An activist group said the number of Assyrian Christians kidnapped by Islamic State militants in northeastern Syria has risen to at least 220. The Britain-based Syrian Observatory for Human Rights said Thursday the fighters captured people during the past three days as they took control of 10 villages in Hassakeh province. The Islamic State group has targeted religious minorities with kidnappings and killings during its spread across northern Iraq and Syria. In addition to those...

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