Middle East Islamic State: Amid hostage crisis, Assyrians and Kurds join forces

Activists decry Islamic State's eradication of thousands of years of Assyrian history even as Christian and Kurdish fighters seek to regain territory taken by the jihadists in Syria.

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Syrian Assyrian Christians and Kurds have joined forces in a bid to regain territory from the Islamic State group, which seized dozens of Assyrian villages and scores of hostages in northern Syria this week.