Forty-two Syrian Christian hostages were released on 22 February, having been held for 364 day by Islamic State. They were part of a group of 253 Christians adducted from Christian village along the Khabur River in north-est Syria. The other hostages had already been released in groups over a period of months, except for three men who were killed and two teenage girls who remain in captivity. Barnabas Fund is caring for the practical and medical needs of the released hostages. Pray for their emotional and spiritual needs to be met as well, as they recover from their long ordeal and start life again with nothing but the clothes they are wearing. Pray for two girls to be released.