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Syria War: Army Frees 19 IS Hostages - State Media

Posted: Thu Nov 08, 2018 6:47 pm
by Pete
Syria war: Army frees 19 IS hostages - state media

The Syrian army has freed 19 women and children held hostage since July by so-called Islamic State, state media say.

They say the captives were rescued when troops launched an operation north-east of the desert city of Palmyra.

The hostages were seized during an IS attack in the southern Suweida region. More than 200 people were killed.

Suweida is a stronghold of the Druze religious minority, and the captives were drawn from this community.
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