DAMASCUS, Syria | 2 killed children among liberated Syrian hostages held by IS
DAMASCUS, Syria — 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.
Nashaat Abu Ammar, a resident of Sweida, says his 8-year-old son Raafat was among those shot during the raid to free the hostages who had been held since July. A 13-year-old boy was also killed.
State media reported Thursday that troops liberated 19 women and children held by IS in a military operation in central Syria.