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IS releases six of 27 Druze hostages held in southern Syria

IS releases six of 27 Druze hostages held in southern Syria

The Islamic State group has released six of 27 Druze hostages it seized during a deadly July attack in Syria's Sweida province in exchange for a prisoner swap and ransom, a monitor said Saturday.

IS ambush kills 21 regime fighters in southern Syria

IS ambush kills 21 regime fighters in southern Syria

Islamic State jihadists have killed 12 Syrian regime fighters in an ambush as the group faces separate assaults on its last desert strongholds, a war monitor said Tuesday.

At least 27 hostages held by IS in south Syria

At least 27 hostages held by IS in south Syria

At least 27 people are being held by the Islamic State group in southern Syria, Human Rights Watch said Saturday as it deplored the hostage-taking as a "war crime".

IS killed hostage from Syria's Sweida

IS killed hostage from Syria's Sweida

The Islamic State group has executed one of dozens of Druze hostages abducted from Syria's southern province of Sweida last week, a journalist in the area and a monitor said Sunday.

More than 200,000 displaced Syrians return home to Daraa

More than 200,000 displaced Syrians return home to Daraa

More than 200,000 Syrians displaced due to fighting in the southern province of Daraa since mid-June have returned to their homes, the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights said on Monday.

Syrian army, militias attack rebels in southeast desert

Syrian army, militias attack rebels in southeast desert

Syrian troops and Iranian-backed militias launched an assault on Bedouin villages in southeast Syria on Monday to consolidate control of a swathe of desert stretching to the Iraqi border, Western-backed rebels said.

Celtic claim gritty win over St Johnstone

Celtic claim gritty win over St Johnstone

Celtic manager Ronny Deila says his side can’t be expected to win all their games comfortably.