said the Jew, ``on every hand the spoilers arise against me I am given as a prey unto the Assyrian
, and a prey unto him of Egypt.
What makes this attack unusual is that ISIL released 25 hostages yesterday after they kidnapped 180 Assyrians
from the village of Khabour earlier in the year," the Arab media said.
NNA - The Eastern Assyrian
Church in Lebanon organized Saturday a march towards the ESCWA Building in Beirut's Central District, in demand of ending the massacres against the Assyrians
Last year, IS fighters abducted several Assyrians
in retaliation for some of them fighting alongside the YPG.
So much so in fact, that while only around 3,000 Assyrians
live today in Turabdin (the homeland of the Assyrian
people, also known as Midyat-Mardin), a full 25,000 live in one province in Sweden alone.
He judges that the Assyrians
created their empire by a policy of systematic devastations, using their army as an instrument of threat and domination.
Each Sunday, the Assyrians
met in homes to have a worship service.
The conquering power of the Assyrians
was on the march.
Just this week, 7,000 Assyrians
left Baghdad for Northern Iraq.
are everywhere in the Middle East, but we have no country.
During a long period of decline, Babylon is dominated for two centuries by a warrior people called the Assyrians
Iraq is home to one of the oldest Christian communities in the world, made up largely of ethnic Assyrians
, an ancient people who speak a modern form of Aramaic, the language Jesus spoke," observes the Knight-Ridder account.
After centuries of political struggles in the ancient Near East, the people known as the Assyrians
came to power by about 1,400 bc After 1,000 bc, the Assyrians
began to conquer neighboring peoples, and by the end of the ninth century bc, controlled most of Mesopotamia.
Empire evolved and refined these achievements but there had been civilization, and empires, in Mesopotamia before the rise of the Assyrians
Since it came to power, we Assyrians
have suffered both ethnic and religious persecution.