by Dan Wooding
Breaking Christian News
According to the Assyrian International News Agency(AINA), Islamic State, also known as ISIS, captured 253 in the initial attack and drove 3,000 Assyrians from their villages. Most have not returned.
The 22 Assyrians who were released, 14 of them women, were from the villages of Tal Shamiram and Tal Jazira. The number of Assyrians still being held is now 205...
Assyrian is the common collective term in the English language for modern Aramaic-speaking peoples of the Near East, regardless of their regional self-identification. Old Aramaic was the language that was reportedly spoken by Jesus.