Islamic State (ISIS) militants have killed three Assyrian Christian captives who were among nearly 200 Christians abducted earlier this year in Syria’s northeastern Hassakeh province, Reuters said Thursday.
The three men were killed late last month but the news emerged this week when a video showing their deaths was released, the Britain-based Syrian Observatory for Human Rights reported.
The Assyrian Human Rights Network said the three men were among 187 Assyrians being held by ISIS. Both organizations said they were killed two weeks ago on the Islamic holiday of Eid al-Adha.
ISIS abducted the Assyrians in February during battles with Syrian Kurdish People’s Protection Units in northeastern Syria.