Press release: Swaida residents receive 19 adducts with joy mixed with pain

Suwaida Syria, 9 November 2018 / Sheikh Nashaat Abu Ammar, 42, was not able to express his feelings except with tears: he was tears of joy at the time of his knowledge of the liberation of 19 abductees and of the great sadness and penalty of knowledge of the death of the eight-year-old son Raafat From the Syrian army, who was kidnapped by the organization of the Islamic State (misguided) since 25 July.

The bus carrying the kidnappers, mostly women and children, arrived at a military headquarters of the Syrian army in the countryside of Damascus (south) about 80 km from the governorate of al-Suweida after a & # 39 absence of more than three months in Badia. Eastern Swaida.

Sheikh Nashaat Abu Ammar, father of his son Raafat, stopped in front of the bus waiting for the release of his family, who was freed from the bus and opened his arms to include the remains of his father and his son and his wife who were abducted from their village Shbaki. That night because of his work at the hospital.

Sheikh Abu Ammar told Xinhua in Damascus: "I waited for this moment several weeks ago, and today the hostages were released completely, but the joy was not complete.My son Rafat was killed during the clash of the army Syrian with the organization From & # 39; ash in the desert of Palmyra in the eastern countryside of the province.

"Raafat is no more precious than those who have fallen and have sacrificed their blood for their country," he said, and said that Swaida wore the dress of joy today after the return of the abductees to their village and would lead a life normal with their families without fear or pain.

Despite the cold, this did not stop dozens of people who had waited hours in front of the governorate's palace to receive the kidnapped, but as soon as they learned that the reception would take place in one of the Syrian army's formations on road that connected the Suwayda governorate So they got into the big buses and their cars and left at night to get the abductees there after midnight on Friday.

"The news of the release of the kidnapped has had a positive effect on us," said Maysa Abu Ammar, a relative of the kidnappers.

"What is the fault of these children to leave school and live in the desert with these dead," he said, adding that the joy returned to our village, which was attacked by the terrorist organization "Da & # 39; ash "Since last July 25th.

The girl, fourteen-year-old Mishael Abu Ammar, told Xinhua that she still wore the dress of the Dahesh organization, the details of their abduction by the Daash organization, stressing that fear and terror they had dominated during the days of the abduction.

"We did not approach, but we lived in difficult times, we moved from one place to another, listening to the sound of the bombing of the air force while we were in the Suwayda desert," Mashael said.

"The organization was trying to sneak us into control areas in the eastern Syrian desert," he said, noting that the Syrian army was watching their movements and managed to free us.

"We have been living in the desert for four months and we hide in the rocky caverns, we do not know where to go," said Ferial Abu Ammar, the mother of Masha & el. "Every time we move to a place, we are taken to a place after the Syrian army".

For its part, said the child Manhal Abu Ammar, 11, praising the life of the Syrian army, "Thank God, who managed the Syrian army to free us from these terrorist deaths", observing that those days he lived in the abduction will take him away from his imagination after seeing his family and his companions wanting them.

A Syrian military source told Xinhua in Damascus that "six women and 13 children have now arrived in Swaida province", pointing out that two children, Qusay Abu Ammar and Rafat Abu Ammar, and Ms. Marwa Abaza died during clashes with the "Daash" organization.

The organization of the Islamic State launched simultaneous simultaneous attacks on 25 July in the city of Swaida and in the eastern countryside of the province, causing the death of 260 people and the abduction of 29 people, mostly women and children.

On October 20, the organization of the "Islamic State" released six kidnappers, two women and four children.

"A total of six kidnapped, two women and four children out of 29 kidnapped, have been released and the rest of the abductees will be released in the near future," he said.

The remaining hostages should have been released shortly thereafter, but the release process has not been completed. The attack was soon resumed in the area of ​​Tallul al-Safa, where the Islamic State is based in the eastern desert of Swaida.

The militants of the "Islamic State" still control areas in the desert region that connect Swaida with the Damascus countryside and the desert of the central province of Homs where Palmyra is located.


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