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17 freed Druze hostages return to south Syria homes

Beirut - Seventeen civilians from Syria's Druze minority who had been kidnapped in July by the Islamic State group returned home safely Friday, a local media outlet reported.

Syria army frees Druze hostages from IS: state media

Damascus - Syria said Thursday it had freed all 19 remaining Druze women and children abducted in July by the Islamic State group from the southern province of Sweida.

Pro-regime Druze militia in Syria hangs IS member: monitor

Beirut - Pro-government Druze militiamen hanged a member of the Islamic State group in Syria's Sweida on Tuesday, a monitor said, just days after the jihadists executed a young hostage from the minority group.

On the backfoot, IS uses old tactics to gain new strength

Beirut - The Islamic State group is looking to recapture lost power by reverting to the grisly tactics that first propelled it to global notoriety, analysts say, including executions and kidnapping minorities.

IS kills one of dozens of hostages in southern Syria

Beirut - The Islamic State jihadist 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.

IS killed hostage from Syria's Sweida

Beirut - The Islamic State jihadist 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.

IS killed hostage from Syria's Sweida: media, monitor

Beirut - The Islamic State jihadist group has executed one of dozens of Druze hostages abducted from Syria's southern province of Sweida last month, a Syrian news website and a monitor said Sunday.

Syria's Druze minority: walking a war-time tightrope

Beirut - Syria's Druze minority, targeted by deadly Islamic State group attacks and kidnappings last week in Sweida, had managed to keep itself relatively insulated from the country's seven-year war.

36 women, children kidnapped by IS last week in Syria's Sweida: monitor

Beirut - The Islamic State group kidnapped dozens of Druze women and children when it attacked their villages last week in Syria's southern province of Sweida, a monitor said Monday.

Israel's Netanyahu holds talks with Druze on Jewish nation state law

Jerusalem - Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu held talks with lawmakers from the minority Druze community on Thursday after a court challenge over a deeply controversial law declaring Israel the nation state of the Jewish people.

Israel arrests Golan Druze over Syria attack rally

Jerusalem - Police arrested seven Druze residents of the Israeli-occupied Golan Heights on Tuesday on suspicion of rioting in support for fellow Druze under jihadist attack on the Syrian-controlled side of the armistice line.

Syria car bomb kills key anti-regime Druze cleric: Monitor

Birut - A prominent Druze cleric known for criticising Syria's regime and Islamist extremists was assassinated in a car bomb attack outside the southern city of Sweida Friday, a monitoring group said.

Israeli strike on Syrian town kills five pro-regime forces: Monitor

Kafer Halab - An Israeli air strike on a government-held village on the Syrian side of the Golan Heights ceasefire line killed five pro-regime forces on Wednesday, a monitoring group said.

Miss Israel finalist withdraws after honor-killing plot

A Miss Israel finalist, the first Druze to compete in the pageant, was allegedly threatened with death by two uncles and other men from her village.
 

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