Daesh releases six of 27 Druze hostages in Syria: monitor

Beirut: The Daesh group has released six of 27 Druze hostages it seized during a deadly July attack in Syria’s Sweida province in exchange for a prisoner swap and ransom, a monitor said Saturday.

“Two women and four children from the province of Sweida were released last night,” Rami Abdel Rahman, director of the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights, a monitor group, told AFP.

He added that the releases were the “first wave” and part of an agreement sealed with the Syrian government to exchange all the hostages for “60 [Daesh] prisoners held by the regime and a ransom of $27 million”.

 

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