Two children shot by IS during rescue
Islamic State militants shot and killed two children during a Syrian military operation to liberate a group of hostages.
Nashaat Abu Ammar whose wife, two sons and daughter were being held by IS, said his eight-year-old son Raafat was one of two boys shot dead during the Syrian army raid. A 13-yearold boy, Qusay, was also killed.
“They shot him in his mother’s lap,” Abu Ammar told reporters, his voice breaking with emotion. Troops liberated 19 women and children held by IS