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    • Rescued at Last: Christian Villages in Syria Liberated from Daesh
    • Rescued at Last: Christian Villages in Syria Liberated from Daesh
    • Rescued at Last: Christian Villages in Syria Liberated from Daesh
    • Rescued at Last: Christian Villages in Syria Liberated from Daesh
    • Rescued at Last: Christian Villages in Syria Liberated from Daesh
    • Rescued at Last: Christian Villages in Syria Liberated from Daesh
    • Rescued at Last: Christian Villages in Syria Liberated from Daesh
    • Rescued at Last: Christian Villages in Syria Liberated from Daesh
    • Rescued at Last: Christian Villages in Syria Liberated from Daesh
    • Rescued at Last: Christian Villages in Syria Liberated from Daesh
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    Residents of one of the Christian villages in the Syrian province of Al-Hasakah, destroyed by Daesh militants.

    Over 30 thousand Assyrian Christians live in the province of Al-Hasakah in the northeastern part of Syria. Up to 300 civilians were kidnapped and scores were murdered when during February the Daesh forces suddenly attacked the Christian villages there. Now as the Syrian army drives back the Islamists from the province, the local residents are attempting to pick up the pieces and restore some semblance of a normal life.

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    Christians, Syrian crisis, Latakia, Syria

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