Syrian Druze hostage killed

By Christian Solidarity Worldwide

CSW is saddened by news that one of the hostages abducted by the Islamic State (IS, Daesh) during the attack on Suwayda in southern Syria on 25 July was executed on 2 August.

CSW’s sources have confirmed that Muhannad Zouqan, 19, was executed on 2 August, although IS announced his execution on 6 August after negotiations with community leaders to free the hostages 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. The attackers are thought to be amongst the IS terrorists who were evacuated from Al-Yarmouk Camp in southern Damascus a few months ago following a deal with the Syrian government.