SYRIAN WAR REPORT – NOVEMBER 9, 2018: GOVT FORCES FREED ALL HOSTAGES CAPTURED BY ISIS IN AL-SUWAYDA | WHAT REALLY HAPPENED


SYRIAN WAR REPORT – NOVEMBER 9, 2018: GOVT FORCES FREED ALL HOSTAGES CAPTURED BY ISIS IN AL-SUWAYDA

On November 8, the Syrian Special Forces freed all hostages, who had been captured by ISIS in eastern al-Suwayda and then held in eastern Homs, the Syrian state media reported. According to the report, the operation took place in the area of Hamimah east of Palmyra, where Syrian troops eliminated a group of ISIS terrorists and feed the hostages.

The SANA provided no further details. However, Syrian pro-government activists believe that Russia Special Forces may have played own role in the operation.

ISIS captured civilians in a brutal attack on the government-held area on July 25. Since then, the Damascus government had been struggling to rescue the hostages and even attempted to strike a deal on this issue with the terrorist group in October. However, only 6 civilians were saved this way. The military option appeared to be more effective.

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