Friday, 18 Jan 2019

An ex-captive recalls his captivity, seeing his son killed

DAMASCUS, Syria – A Syrian woman released from captivity said that Islamic State militants have detained her with more than two dozen other women and children in different hiding places for nearly three months .

She says they once held them captive in a moving car for more than 12 hours without knowing where they were heading.

Najwa Abu Ammar, from the southern province of Sweida, said the militants did not torture them, but fed them sporadically, insulted and beaten the children.

While her ordeal was about to end, 8-year-old Najwa Abu Ammar was shot dead by ISIS militants during a Syrian army operation aimed at liberating her. the hostages held since July. His son Rafaat died in his arms.

His 13-year-old cousin Qusay was also shot and bled for five hours before he died.

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