A week after they were taken hostage by Islamic State (see above), 23 of Christians captives from the Khabur villages in northern Syria were freed on the condition that would not return to their village. ” They said if we returned and the captured us again they would kill us without any other options,” said one of those released. “They would behead the men and enslave the women.” Islamic State has already sold many Iraqi Christian and Yazidi women as slaves and, and has a set price list, starting at £27 for the oldest. Pray that the rest of the Syrian hostages will be released, soon and unharmed. Pray also that God will comfort the 1,200 families who have lost their homes and that He will give them courage to face the future.