The Islamic State group is planning to release a message on Wednesday threatening to kill Assyrian Christians hostages, CNN reports.
It’s now believed that militants are holding 150 people hostage, Osama Edward, the founder of the Assyrian Human Rights Network, told the network.
The extremist group raided two villages along the Khabur River on Monday, which are being held by Kurdish fighters in Syria, seizing dozens of Christians.
At the time, The Associated Press reported 70 Assyrian Christians were abducted — many of them women, children and the elderly.
The fate of those kidnapped was still unclear Wednesday, two days after they were seized.
It’s feared they will face the same fate as the Egyptian Christians who were slaughtered by the Islamic State group militants in Libya in January.
This comes as fierce fighting continues between the terror group and Kurdish and Christian fighters in northeastern Syria.
With files from The Associated Press