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ISIS Onslaught Engulfs Assyrian Christians as Militants Destroy Ancient Art

http://www.abc.net.au/news/image/6267484-3x2-340x227.jpgISTANBUL — The reports are like something out of a distant era of ancient conquests: entire villages emptied, with hundreds taken prisoner, others kept as slaves; the destruction of irreplaceable works of art; a tax on religious minorities, payable in gold. The latest to face the militants’ onslaught are the Assyrian Christians of northeastern Syria, one of the world’s oldest Christian communities, some speaking a modern version of Aramaic, the language of Jesus.
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