Some women and children were abducted into local Kurdish or Arab families.
But this was hardly a reasonable motive for massacring non-combatant Assyrians in neutral Iran.
His government blamed the victims for provoking the violence through their constant appeals for outside intervention.
But every Assyrian village was attacked so everyone was affected.
Ubykh, Abkhaz and Abaza are somewhat more distantly related to Adyghe.
Nearly 350 thousand Syriacs were massacred.