The Syrian Arab Army's 47th Brigade of the Special Forces (Al-Qawat Al-Khassa) -- in cooperation with the National Defense Forces (NDF) and the Assyrian militia "Sootooro" -- has taken control of 13 towns in the matter of 24 hours inside the Al-Hasakah Governorate.
By Hisham Melhem
They destroy museums, they burn libraries, and yes they hunt vulnerable minorities like the Christians and Yazidis to kill, starve, rape or subjugate. In Iraq and Syria, the so-called Islamic State (ISIS) while killing the present and denying the future, is waging war on history.
(AP) -- Iraqi Prime Minister Haider al-Abadi has vowed to track down and punish the Islamist militants who smashed rare relics in the northern city of Mosul and are attempting to sell others.
By Joel Himelfarb
Nearly 100 Syrian artifacts stolen by the Islamic State group (ISIS) have been smuggled into Britain and sold to finance the terror group's activities, art crime and archaeology experts say.
By Richard Spencer
Like many of Syria's warriors, Kino Gabriel was a student four years ago, training to be a dentist. Like many other Syrians, he resisted the call to war, until he saw the threat to the towns and villages where he grew up and worshipped.
Beirut -- Hundreds of Assyrians marched in Downtown Beirut Saturday in solidarity with their brethren abducted by ISIS in Syria earlier this week.
By Nina Burleigh
When I was 8, I spent a summer in Baghdad and Kirkuk with my mother's Assyrian relatives. My most enduring memory is of our extended family, cousins and cousins of cousins, converging every afternoon around an outdoor table for long lunches my grandmother was always cooking.
By Melissa Gray
(CNN) -- An ISIS court in northern Syria has ordered the release of 29 Assyrian Christian hostages among more than 200 captured by the Sunni extremist group, the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights said Saturday, citing an Assyrian commander.
Aleppo -- "Reports that Islamic State militias killed at least 15 Assyrian Christian Syrians are not true," said Mgr Antoine Audo, Chaldean Archbishop of Aleppo. His denial comes after several international media this afternoon reported that jihadists had begun executing hostages they held.