Islamic State group releases 4 more Christian hostages

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Islamic State group releases 4 more Christian hostages

A video purporting to show a mass beheading of Coptic Christian hostages was released Sunday, February 15, 2015 by militants affiliated to the ISIS terrorists.

Video provided by: Alhayat

The names of the 21 Christians executed by ISIS, as translated by @maitelsadany via @Anba_Ermia. http://t.co/a4OsZl47T3 (HT @spulliam)

A video purporting to show a mass beheading of Coptic Christian hostages was released Sunday, February 15, 2015 by militants affiliated to the ISIS terrorists.

Video provided by: Alhayat
Another gruesome ISIS video. This time victims are apparently 21 Coptic Christian hostages. http://t.co/wHoMopWcLN http://t.co/fMTQyg3Z0b

A video purporting to show a mass beheading of Coptic Christian hostages was released Sunday, February 15, 2015 by militants affiliated to the ISIS terrorists.

Video provided by: Alhayat

A video purporting to show a mass beheading of Coptic Christian hostages was released Sunday, February 15, 2015 by militants affiliated to the ISIS terrorists.

Video provided by: Alhayat

A video purporting to show a mass beheading of Coptic Christian hostages was released Sunday, February 15, 2015 by militants affiliated to the ISIS terrorists.

Video provided by: Alhayat

A video purporting to show a mass beheading of Coptic Christian hostages was released Sunday, February 15, 2015 by militants affiliated to the ISIS terrorists.

Video provided by: Alhayat

A video purporting to show a mass beheading of Coptic Christian hostages was released Sunday, February 15, 2015 by militants affiliated to the ISIS terrorists.

Video provided by: Alhayat

A video purporting to show a mass beheading of Coptic Christian hostages was released Sunday, February 15, 2015 by militants affiliated to the ISIS terrorists.

Video provided by: Alhayat

A video purporting to show a mass beheading of Coptic Christian hostages was released Sunday, February 15, 2015 by militants affiliated to the ISIS terrorists.

Video provided by: Alhayat

A video purporting to show a mass beheading of Coptic Christian hostages was released Sunday, February 15, 2015 by militants affiliated to the ISIS terrorists.

Video provided by: Alhayat

A video purporting to show a mass beheading of Coptic Christian hostages was released Sunday, February 15, 2015 by militants affiliated to the ISIS terrorists.

Video provided by: Alhayat

A video purporting to show a mass beheading of Coptic Christian hostages was released Sunday, February 15, 2015 by militants affiliated to the ISIS terrorists.

Video provided by: Alhayat

A video purporting to show a mass beheading of Coptic Christian hostages was released Sunday, February 15, 2015 by militants affiliated to the ISIS terrorists.

Video provided by: Alhayat

A video purporting to show a mass beheading of Coptic Christian hostages was released Sunday, February 15, 2015 by militants affiliated to the ISIS terrorists.

Video provided by: Alhayat

A video purporting to show a mass beheading of Coptic Christian hostages was released Sunday, February 15, 2015 by militants affiliated to the ISIS terrorists.

Video provided by: Alhayat

A video purporting to show a mass beheading of Coptic Christian hostages was released Sunday, February 15, 2015 by militants affiliated to the ISIS terrorists.

Video provided by: Alhayat
DERNA, LIBYA - FEBRUARY 16: Destroyed buildings seen after Egypt's army warplanes carried out airstrikes in neighboring Libya against targets belonging to the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (ISIL) militant group on February 16, 2015 in Derna, Libya. (Photo by Jawhar Ali/Anadolu Agency/Getty Images)
DERNA, LIBYA - FEBRUARY 16: Destroyed car by debris of a building seen after Egypt's army warplanes carried out airstrikes in neighboring Libya against targets belonging to the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (ISIL) militant group on February 16, 2015 in Derna, Libya. (Photo by Jawhar Ali/Anadolu Agency/Getty Images)
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BEIRUT (AP) - Syrian activists say the Islamic State group has released four more Christian hostages from dozens who were abducted by the extremists last week.

The four hostages - a married couple, a woman and a 6-year-old girl - were released on Tuesday evening in northeastern Syria.

The Assyrian rights group Demand for Action and Edmond Gabriel, chairman of the Assyrian Charitable Association, say the reasons for the release of the four were not immediately clear.

Earlier this week, the Islamic State group released 19 Assyrian hostages after an IS Shariah court ordered them to pay an unspecified amount as a traditional tax on non-Muslims.

At least 190 Assyrian Christians remain captives of the Islamic State group, which overran several Christian villages in Syria's eastern Hassakeh province.

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