2 killed children among liberated Syrian hostages held by IS
Sweida: A Syrian father and activists say Islamic State militants shot and killed two children during an operation by the Syrian military to liberate a group of hostages from southern Syria held by the group.
Islamic State militants shot and killed two children during an operation
Nashaat Abu Ammar, a resident of Sweida, said his eight-year-old son, Raafat, was among those shot during the raid to free the hostages who had been held since July.
Another 13-year-old boy was also killed.
Syrian state media reported on Thursday that troops had liberated 19 women and children held by IS in a military operation in the country's centre.