Two chil­dren shot by IS dur­ing res­cue

Yorkshire Post - - UK & ABROAD -

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

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