ISIS abducts 220 from Syria Christian villages: Monitor

Fighters of the Kurdish People's Protection Units (YPG) stand in front of a church in the Assyrian village of Tel Jumaa, north of Tel Tamr town on Feb 25, 2015. Islamic State in Iraq and Syria (ISIS) militants have abducted at least 220 people f
Fighters of the Kurdish People's Protection Units (YPG) stand in front of a church in the Assyrian village of Tel Jumaa, north of Tel Tamr town on Feb 25, 2015. Islamic State in Iraq and Syria (ISIS) militants have abducted at least 220 people from Assyrian Christian villages in north-eastern Syria during a three day offensive, a monitor that tracks violence in Syria said on Thursday, Feb 26, 2015. -- PHOTO: REUTERS

BEIRUT (REUTERS) - Islamic State in Iraq and Syria (ISIS) militants have abducted at least 220 people from Assyrian Christian villages in northeastern Syria during a three day offensive, a monitor that tracks violence in Syria said on Thursday.

The British-based Syrian Observatory for Human Rights said the abductions took place when Islamic State took 10 villages inhabited by the ancient Christian minority near the city of Hasaka, a city mainly held by the Kurds.