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Militants abduct more Christians in Syria

4 years 8 months 3 weeks ago Thursday, February 26 2015 Feb 26, 2015 February 26, 2015 4:26 PM February 26, 2015 in News
Source: Associated Press
By: APNewsNow

BEIRUT - Islamic State militants have seized more Christians from their homes in northeastern Syria.

Fears are mounting over the fate of the abducted Christians, with hundreds taken captive, according to human rights activists.

The abductions began Monday, when militants attacked a cluster of villages, sending thousands of people fleeing to safer areas.

About 200 Assyrians and other Christians gathered in a church near Beirut today in solidarity with the victims in Syria and Iraq. One man said, "We are praying for them and we are fasting." Others cried openly.

Assyrian refugee Thaera Jamil asked, "What was their sin?" She lamented that "there is no one listening to the voice of the Christians."

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