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Activists: IS Released 21 Kidnapped Christians

A Syria watchdog group says 21 Assyrian Christians, elderly men and women, abducted by the Islamic State have been released. The Britain-based Syrian Observatory for Human Rights, which maintains a network of sources throughout the country, reports some of the kidnapped residents of Tal Koran were freed Sunday. Local militias say at least 150 people were taken when IS militants attacked villages along the Khabour river in northeast Syria last week, overrunning several predominantly...

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