The militants released several members of the ethnic minority group, but the fate of many others abducted last week in northeastern Syria remains unclear.
Kurdish forces have reportedly ousted the Islamic State from the town of Tal Hamis, which has been a militant stronghold in northeastern Syria for much of the past year.
Militants have reportedly abducted at least 90 Assyrian Christian men from their homes in northeastern Syria and may be holding another 70 women and children in a local village.
The Islamic State Is Targeting Iraq's Minorities in a 'Wave of Ethnic Cleansing,' says Amnesty International
Islamic State militants massacred men and boys as young as 12 and kidnapped hundreds of women and children, Amnesty International said today.