Mideast Miracle: ISIS Releases Christian Hostages
Islamic State militants this week freed 37 Assyrian Christians held captive for more than nine months.
The release was negotiated by the Assyrian Human Rights Network, according to the Christian Today web site.
The radical ISIS army raided several villages along the Khabour River in Northern Syria in February, taking more than 200 people hostage. ISIS had demanded $100,000 for each hostage, about $23 million. The group later lowered the ransom to about half that amount.
Since then, about 88 hostages have been released, but at least three have been excuted. The AHRN continues to work for hte release of the remaining hostages.