ISIS ordered to release 29 Assyrian citizens: report

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(CNN) — An ISIS court in northern Syria has issued an order for the release of 29 Assyrian citizens among more than 200 captured by the Sunni extremist group, the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights said Saturday, citing an Assyrian commander. The Syrian Observatory said ISIS jurists told the commander that the fate of the rest of the kidnapped Assyrians was yet to be decided by ISIS Sharia courts. ISIS captured at least 220 Assyrians on February 23 during an attack on the villages around the town of Tal Tamer in the northern Syrian province of al- Hasakah.

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