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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.

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But Abu Ammar and the Suwayda 24 activist collected said 17 hostages arrived in Sweida on Thursday night, along with the bodies of two dead children.

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