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DAESH EXECUTES HOSTAGE FROM SYRIA’S SWEIDA

DAMASCUS, Syria, The Daesh group, executed another hostage, that was taken into captivity during an attack in July, on Syria's southern province of Sweida, a well-informed source told Xinhua.

The slain hostage is Thuraya Abu Ammar, a 25-year-old single woman, who was taken as a hostage, along with at least 30 civilians, during an attack by the Daesh on the eastern countryside of Sweida on July 25, according to Hamoud al-Hinawi, a religious leader in Sweida, which is largely inhabited by people of the Druze sect.

The militants first executed a 19-year-old man, and later a woman was said to have died, due to her tough medical condition while in captivity. The Syrian Observatory for Human Rights reported the killing of Abu Ammar, saying, the woman was shot in the head.

The execution of the woman comes at a very sensitive time, as reports have emerged that there was a progress in the negotiations between the Daesh and the Syrian government through mediators.

Druze local fighters also released 27 people, who are relatives to Daesh fighters, as a good-will gesture for the release of the Sweida hostages. Those relatives were taken after the Daesh kidnapped the hostages from the town of Shebki, in the eastern countryside of Sweida.

Meanwhile, the Syrian army has advanced in the battles against the Daesh, in the Tulol al-Safa hills, where the Daesh has been surrounded by the Syrian army, which launched an offensive, following the Daesh July attack on Sweida, to end the group's presence in the desert region.

Source: NAM NEWS NETWORK