Armed Group Releases Three Fighters From Suweida, Tensions Eased

An armed group in Daraa has released three fighters captured in Suweida, in exchange for the release of an elderly man who had been kidnapped reports Zaman Al-Wasl.

Tensions eased in southern Syria after three troops from the Druze community were released by an armed group in Daraa province, local activists said Monday. 

An armed group in the town of Busr al-Harir held three fighters on Saturday, and demanded the release of an old man who was kidnapped in neighboring Suweida province ten days ago. 

The Druze stronghold of Suwedia, which made up three percent of Syria’s population before 2011, has been spared the same scale of devastating violence, fighting and mass detainment that has rocked communities elsewhere in the country over the course of Syria’s nine-year war.


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