The region around Kirkuk was known historically in the Eastern Aramaic and Syriac Assyrian
sources as "Beth Garmai".
He reiterated that the Iranian Assyrians
enjoy high level of safety in all Iranian cities, including Tehran, Fardis, Karaj, Orumieh, Salmas, Ahvaz, Shahinshahr, Hamedan and other cities where Assyrians
live in Iran.
To ancient Assyrians
, the team writes, these ferocious reptiles probably represented eternal life and served as psychopomps --mythical guides to the afterlife.
Younan says the captives' release came about after a mediation led by a top Assyrian
International News Agency said the church in question was the Chaldean Catholic Church on Patrice Lumumba Street in western
8226;The illegal seizure of Assyrian
and Yezidi land, especially in the Nohadra (Duhok) province, the Arbil province and in the Assyrian
city of Ankawa.
During a visit to Syria's Diocese of the Assyrian
Church of the East in Hasaka on Monday, al-Hilal said that the Syrians are united and committed to national unity, stressing that the Syrians are able to overcome the crisis.
In late February, a shocking video emerged showing Isis extremists demolishing statues and artefacts in Mosul Museum and at the Nergal Gate to the ancient Assyrian
city of Ninevah.
During the ninth-seventh centuries BCE, Assyrian
monarchs were intent on imposing their rule over territories to the west of Mesopotamia.
Christian refugees from northern Syria are streaming into Lebanon but remain reluctant to speak about their plight publicly, fearing this might undercut efforts to free relatives still being held by ISIS.
BAGHDAD / Nina /--A local source in Nineveh province, declared that terrorist Daash elements blew up the archaeological palace of Dor Sharukin which is a touristic site built by the Assyrian
king Sargon II in Mosul.
Kurdish fighters supported by Assyrian
militia have fought them off in Tal Nasri," just south of Tal Tamr, killing at least eight IS fighters, he said.
The news provided a modicum of relief to a Christian Assyrian
community that has been devastated by the abductions, which saw Islamic State fighters haul off entire families from a string of villages along the Khabur River in Hassakeh province.
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.
The ISIL recently unleashed an offensive against Assyrian
towns and villages.