Negotiator reveals progress in Islamic State abduction negotiations in as-Suwayda

تحرير محمد الحاج | ترجمة محمد غيث | تحرير الترجمة Vera Halvorsen 🕔 تم النشر بتاريخ : 31 يوليو، 2018 8:46:57 م خبر عسكريسياسياجتماعي تنظيم الدولة الإسلامية

As-Suwayda - SMART

On Tuesday, Najib Abu Fakher, a negotiator, lawyer, and member of the National Committee of Preserving Local Peace and Releasing Hostages, revealed progress in the case involving the civilians who were abduceted by the Islamic State (IS) a week ago. Abu Fakher expects that the IS will release the abductees "soon."

Abu Fakher posted on Facebook saying that the abductees are in good condition and will be released soon.

Abu Faker denied that the expected abductees’ release was dependent on the Syrian government's release of IS prisoners.

SMART contacted Abu Fakher to inquire about the progress in the negotiations; however, Abu Fakher preferred not respond to inquiries in the hours to come.

Abu Fakher’s statements came hours after activists in the as-Suwayda 24 Network reported a source saying that the Syrian government reached a deal with the IS to release the abductees in return for the Syrian government forces' release of 100 IS prisoners.

Days ago, the IS threatened to kill the abductees in a video. The IS demanded the Syrian government forces to halt the military campaign against the Yarmouk basin area in Daraa, and release the IS prisoners.

On July 24, 2018, the IS attacked the city of as-Suwayda and seven villages, killing 200 people, most of them civilians. The IS kidnapped thirty women and children and posted photos of the abductees in front of the IS flag.

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