Insurgents from the extremist group Islamic state has abducted at least 90 people from cities where many Assyrian Christians lives, according to activists.
The abductions occurred at night in the city of Tel Hmar, where many members of the Christian minority, the Assyrian Church lives.
This was also the church's origin when it was started in the year 431.
Tel Hmar is located off the northeastern city of Hasaka, controlled by Kurdish forces. The Kurdish Peshmerga forces have had several attacks against ISIS in the area lately.
The Assyrian Church, also known as the Assyrian Church of the East, has about 400,000 members worldwide. About half of them live in Iran, Iraq, Syria and parts of India.
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