|Twelve Assyrians from Bartella, Iraq who escaped from ISIS.|
The following excerpts are from AINA.org:
...Eleven of the Assyrians, including a toddler, were brought to Kirkuk where they were met by Father Qais.
The 12 Assyrians were interviewed by local media. Here is the account of their escape.
The reason they did not leave Bartella was because they were sleeping on their roof and did not know the whole town had left. When they awoke and went to the streets they were confronted by ISIS, who ordered them to return to their homes and not leave. ISIS told them they were in contact with their priests and they would let them know of any developments.
The Assyrians said for the first three days they were given food by ISIS but for the next 17 days after they were given nothing. They survived from whatever they had in the house.
ISIS stole all their money and their papers. They were brought to an Islamic court in Mosul where they "converted" and were given an Islamic state ID and then returned to Bartella. They said they saw one Assyrian who had not converted and was badly beaten, his hands were tied behind his back and he was driven off in a truck. They assumed that he was killed.
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