ISIS kills Druze woman captured in Syria's Sweida attack
The "Islamic State of Iraq and Syria" (ISIS) has killed a woman from a group of Druze hostages it seized during an attack in Syria's Sweida province, AFP reported Tuesday (October 2nd).
The 25-year-old was among more than 30 people ISIS abducted as it launched the deadliest attack to hit Sweida's Druze minority since the start of Syria's war.
In the July 25th attack, ISIS carried out a series of suicide bombings, shootings and stabbings that left more than 250 people dead across the southwestern province, most of them civilians.
It later emerged ISIS elements also had kidnapped a group of mostly Druze women and their children during the attack.
A source told AFP that "relatives of Tharwat Abu Ammar were told Tuesday that she had been executed" by ISIS.
The Syrian Observatory for Human Rights said she had been shot in the head.
Like the other hostages, Abu Ammar came from the remote village of al-Shabaki in the province's eastern countryside, according to the Sweida 24 news agency.
The agency's head Nour Radwan told AFP that ISIS had killed her parents during the attack on the village.
ISIS claimed the Sweida attack via the Telegram messaging app, but it has not mentioned the captives or published pictures or videos of them on its social media channels.
In August, the group executed a 19-year-old male student among the captives, Radwan said.
The following week, a 65-year-old Syrian woman among the captives died.