90 Christians Were Kidnapped By IS Jihadists in Syria

At least 90 Assyrian Christians have been abducted by the Jihadist from the Islamic group in northeast Syria after defeating two villages in Hassakeh province, a monitor said Tuesday.

This is for the first time that the Christians en masse had been kidnapped by this group in Syria, though the jihadist have taken thousands of prisoners as they have advanced in the country and the neighboring Iraq.

No details have been provided by the group for this attack. It is not yet confirmed whether women and children were among them or where were they being held.

Before the conflicts in the country which erupted in March 2011, there were just 30,000 Assyrians in Syria with most of them living throughout Hassakeh province.

The latest offense began before dawn on Monday, when the militants passed through the villages, settled down along the banks of Khabur River near the town of Tamr which is situated in Hassakeh province. This area is overall occupied by Assyrians, an indigenous Christian people who trace their roots back to the ancient Mesopotamians.

An Assyrian Christian woman who now lives in Berut told The Associated Press, “Land lines have been cut, their mobiles are closed.”

It`s not been clear what the Islamic state group planned to do with the Assyrians.

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David Nataf started his career as co-founder of Net Development, a leading French web integrators, employing 80 people. After the merger of Net Development with Reef publisher, David joined the law firm, Jean-Pierre Millet, with the defense of computer attackers and victimes specialty ("hackers") in cases between different organizations such as NSA or other members of the international interception 'Echelon' network from the UKUSA treaty or the US Air Force. He is the author of several books on information warfare, consultant for the European Parliament as an expert in computer security (SSI) and electromagnetic signals intelligence (SIGINT). David Nataf successively launched several start-ups of the Internet in the field of paperless technologies termination of contracts online ("resilier.com"); online subscription to early stage fundraising foreshadowing the model will retain more later the platform "gust.com", or free roaming mobile operators (MVNO). Given his specialty at the cross road of anti computer crime legal advising, Internet technology, media and anti-propaganda operations, David has naturally become an actor's influence on the Web, working for a think-tank representing french defense and Aerospace. He is architecting crypto farms and masternodes for cryptocurrencies in Asia and Israel technological parks. He graduated in Law from the Faculty of Paris, is a passionate graduated gemologist by Gemological Institute of America "GG", Gemmological Association of Great Britain "Cert-Ga", practical daily triathlon.

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