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Church Publishes Names of 21 Assyrians Killed By ISIS in Qaryatain

(AINA) -- The Syriac Orthodox Church has published the names of the 21 Assyrians who were killed by ISIS in the town of al-Qaryatain, Syria, which was captured by ISIS in August, 2015 (AINA 2015-08-07). ISIS captured 250 Assyrians in the initial attack.

The official facebook page of the Syriac Orthodox Church published the following list of names:

  1. Hani Moussa Khazaal (25)
  2. George Al-Khazaal (31)
  3. Jalal Al-Gharib (30)
  4. Hani Afif Khazaal (27)
  5. Fadi Moussa Maher (45)
  6. Faheed Yaacoub Khazaal (66)
  7. Wadad Mtanous Malghouj (67)
  8. Nassim Moussa Khazaal (42)
  9. Wassim Moussa Khazaal (40)
  10. Moutazz Moussa Khazaal (39)
  11. William Fayez Al-Khoury (33)
  12. George Ibrahim Al-Gharib (44)
  13. Ibrahim Zaghir Al-Gharib (73)
  14. Gergess Zaghir Al-Gharib (66)
  15. Mourfaq Ibrahim Khalaf (49)
  16. Rafic Ibrahim Khalaf (52)
  17. Fadi Salim Atallah (47)
  18. Awad Nadim Atallah (53)
  19. Abdo Hassib Al-Khoury (42)
  20. Ziad Farah (49)
  21. Bashar Abdelkarim Al-Sattah (34)

Related: Attacks on Assyrians in Syria
Related: Timeline of ISIS in Iraq

ISIS released 71 Assyrians from Qaryatain on the following dates:

  • January 29, 2016: 6 released
  • October 14, 2016: 50 released
  • September 4, 2015: 15 released

But ISIS still is holding 179 Assyrians from Qaryatain. Some reports indicate that they have been moved to Raqqa, the stronghold of ISIS in Syria.


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