Kidnapped Assyrian Nuns Who Were Kidnapped June 28 in Mosul Have Been Released Released; No Ransom Was Paid for

By Dan Wooding/ Assist News
Sister Utoor Joseph (left) and Sister Miskintah, who were kidnapped June 28 in Mosul, have been released (photo: Ishtar TV)
An Assyrian Internet site is reporting the good news that five Assyrians, including two nuns, have been released.

The website — — says that Chaldean Patriarch Louis Sako said, via telephone, that the victims are now in the city of Dohuk (Assyrian Noohadra) and in “good health.”

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No ransom was paid for their release.

The story, also carried by the Assyrian International News Agency (, states that the two Chaldean nuns from the Daughters of Mary Order, Sister Miskintah and Sister Utoor Joseph, as well as Hala Salim, Sarah Khoshaba and Aram Sabah were kidnapped on June 28.

“Sisters Miskintah and Utoor managed an orphanage for girls in Mosul, in the Khazraj neighborhood near Miskintah Church,” said AINA. “After Mosul fell to ISIS, the two nuns brought the orphaned girls to the city of Dohuk for safety.

“The Nuns had returned late Saturday, June 28 to Mosul, accompanied by Hala, Sarah and Aram, to inspect the monastery and were kidnapped.”

It added, “It is believed the kidnappers were Muslims.”

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