Hanna Amo (left) is pictured with his wife Angie on Monday morning (03-13-17) at a relative's house in Modesto, Calif. Hanna Amo, an Assyrian from Modesto, returned to Syria to try to extricate his son and family to bring them to the United States. Instead, all were taken hostage by ISIS and held for months before finally being released.
Hanna Amo (left) is pictured with his wife Angie on Monday morning (03-13-17) at a relative's house in Modesto, Calif. Hanna Amo, an Assyrian from Modesto, returned to Syria to try to extricate his son and family to bring them to the United States. Instead, all were taken hostage by ISIS and held for months before finally being released. Joan Barnett Lee jlee@modbee.com
Hanna Amo (left) is pictured with his wife Angie on Monday morning (03-13-17) at a relative's house in Modesto, Calif. Hanna Amo, an Assyrian from Modesto, returned to Syria to try to extricate his son and family to bring them to the United States. Instead, all were taken hostage by ISIS and held for months before finally being released. Joan Barnett Lee jlee@modbee.com

Jeff Jardine

March 13, 2017 5:04 PM

From ISIS’ gunpoint to safety in Modesto, and yet a bittersweet feeling for Assyrian immigrant

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