"Five years ago today, ISIS made the depths of its depravity clear when it began attacking the Yazidi and Assyrian
people of northern Iraq.
Also, in December 2016, Archbishop of Eastern Iran's Assyrians
Marenresay Benyamin underlined that the religious minorities in Iran enjoy complete freedom.
and as Christians, we practice our holidays and other activities as normal, without any disturbances," Marwan Shukri, who oversaw northeastern Hassakeh province's system of Assyrian
Church-run schools before the war, tells Syria Direct.
The tight community of Assyrian
Christian families who had lived together in this area for generations.
Just over a century ago this week, Turkish and Kurdish forces invaded land that the Assyrian
people had inhabited since antiquity and began exterminating them.
During the late 15th century BC Assyria and Arrapha was under the domination of the short-lived Mittani-Hurrian empire, but after the Assyrians
overthrew and destroyed the Hurri-Mitanni in the early 14th century BC, the city was again under Assyrian
To ancient Assyrians
, the team writes, these ferocious reptiles probably represented eternal life and served as psychopomps --mythical guides to the afterlife.
He is currently the Secretary General of the World Union for Assyrians
, the CEO of a publishing company, Ilona, and CEO of an architectural company, Magan.
Monitor for Human Rights Saturday reported the Islamic State group freed 37 Assyrian
Christians who were among 220 people kidnapped in Syria more than eight months ago, according to (http://news.yahoo.com/group-frees-37-kidnapped-syrian-christians-135800207.html;) Agence France-Presse .
On the one hand, this speech shows how the Assyrians
employed psychological warfare against their opponents; on the other hand, its inclusion underlines the conflict between two ideologies--ethical monotheism (championed by Isaiah and Hezekiah) and brutal paganism (represented by Sennacherib and the Rabshakeh).
•The calculated and targeted assassinations of political rivals and members of other parties, notably individuals that belong to Assyrian
During a visit to Syria's Diocese of the Assyrian
Church of the East in Hasaka on Monday, al-Hilal said that the Syrians are united and committed to national unity, stressing that the Syrians are able to overcome the crisis.