California Couple’s Family Believed Captured by ISIS

A Northern California couple is “praying for mercy” but fearing the worst for family members in Syria believed to be among dozens ripped from their homes by ISIS this week.


Sharlet David and her husband, Romel, said that 12 family members, including Sharlet’s brother, have gone missing from their village, NBC affiliate KCRA reported. “What we heard is that it was a sea of black uniforms marching through all the villages, burning down the churches, desecrating the crosses and wreaking havoc,” Romel David, of Modesto, told the station.


More than 100 Assyrian Christians were kidnapped by ISIS on Monday, according to the United Nations, as the jihadist militants clashed with Kurdish and Christian militiamen for control of villages in the northeastern province of Hassakeh.


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