Exclusive: Negotiations underway to free Assyrians held by ISIS

By Lisa Daftari

Negotiations are underway between ISIS and the Assyrian leadership in an effort to free the hostages held by the militant group, according to a leader of the Assyrian Patriotic Party. No deal has been struck yet to release the Assyrian hostages held by the Islamic State, confirmed Emanuel Khoshaba, secretary general of the Assyrian Patriotic…

Exclusive: ISIS demands churches remove crosses or be bombed

By Lisa Daftari

ISIS members marched into a Syrian town Friday evening demanding that all crosses be removed from the churches or have the buildings be completely destroyed, according to the Assyrian Patriotic Party. Two trucks carrying 20 armed ISIS members stormed into the predominantly Assyrian town of Tel Hormizd in Hassakeh and forced the residents to remove…