CSW is deeply saddened by news that Islamic State (IS, Daesh) terrorists have executed another Druze hostage in Syria. Footage of the execution was released on 2 October.
The victim, Thuraya Abou Ammar, 25, was one of 37 people abducted during an attack on Al-Shabki village in Suwayda in southern Syria on 25 July 2018. Her execution came hours after negotiations between IS and the Syrian and Russian authorities for the hostages to be exchanged for IS prisoners reached a deadlock.
On 25 July, IS terrorists conducted a number of suicide attacks in markets and residential areas in As-Suwayda Governorate, and stormed villages in the region. It is thought that IS terrorists who were evacuated from Al-Yarmouk Camp in southern Damascus a few months ago following a deal with the Syrian government were among them.