ISIS Extremists in Syria Execute Hostage From Sweida Attack

"If you don’t fulfil their demands they will kill us," says hostage in forced message
August 5, 2018 Last Updated: August 5, 2018

ISIS in Syria has executed one of a number of hostages taken from Syria’s government-held city of Sweida in an attack last week, local media and a war monitor said on Sunday.

Dozens of people were killed on July 25 in coordinated assaults by ISIS extremists, who overran villages and staged multiple suicide attacks inside the city of Sweida, killing more than 200 people, many of them civilians.

Syrian soldiers point their rifles towards the ISIS-held province of Daraa from their position in the southern city of Sweida on January 23, 2013. (ANWAR AMRO/Getty)

Suwayda24 and Sweida News Network online news outlets said images circulated by ISIS showed Muhannad Dhouqan Abu Ammar, 19, had been executed by the group.

The Syrian Observatory for Human Rights, which also reported the killing of Abu Ammar, said more than 30 people had been kidnapped during the July 25 attack.

Jenan Moussa, a reporter for Arabic Al Aan TV, posted on Twitter photographs purporting to show 14 women abducted by ISIS.

Vanessa Beeley, Associate Editor of, recently posted a video that appears to show one of the ISIS-held hostages pleading for her life.

“Forced msg fm one of hostages,” Beeley wrote, followed by the terrorists’ demands.

“We demand Bashar al-Assad complies wth demands of to release their prisoners & cease the military action on Yarmouk. And if you don’t fulfill their demands they will kill us. Souad Adeeb Abu Amar 28/7/2018″

The Sweida area, in southwestern Syria, is mostly inhabited by people from the Druze sect. There have been negotiations between Druze authorities and ISIS for the hostages’ release.