ISIS Extremists in Syria Execute Hostage From Sweida Attack
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.
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.
At least, 14 Syrian women from the Druze minority were kidnapped by ISIS after the last massacre in #Sweida.
— Jenan Moussa (@jenanmoussa) July 28, 2018
Vanessa Beeley, Associate Editor of 21stcenturywire.com, recently posted a video that appears to show one of the ISIS-held hostages pleading for her life.
“Forced msg fm one of #ISIS hostages,” Beeley wrote, followed by the terrorists’ demands.
“We demand Bashar al-Assad complies wth demands of #ISIS 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″
#SWEIDA – Forced msg fm one of #ISIS hostages. “We demand Bashar al-Assad complies wth demands of #ISIS 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″ @21WIRE pic.twitter.com/Zte1R3l3G7
— vanessa beeley (@VanessaBeeley) July 29, 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.