BEIRUT (AP) — Activists say Islamic State militants have shot and killed three Assyrians from among nearly 200 members of the Syrian Christian minority abducted in February.
The Assyrian Human Rights Network said in a statement on Facebook Thursday that the three were killed last month on the first day of the Muslim Eid al-Adha holiday.
A video circulated by IS supporters on Wednesday showed militants shooting three men in orange jumpsuits in the back of their heads. Three other captives then introduce themselves, with one asking that "appropriate measures" be taken for their release.
IS kidnapped nearly 200 Assyrians in February. At least 45 have been released through negotiations.