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Report: Syrian Army Frees Druze Hostages From ISIS - Tsarizm (blog)

Map of the Jabal al-Druze and Quneitra Gouvernate in southern Syria. Four months after they were kidnapped by ISIS in July the 19 women and children hostages have been freed by the Syrian army, according to Syrian government sources. The women ...

Syria's Druze vow to free women and children kidnapped by IS - BBC News

One religious minority has been largely spared the horrors of Syria's seven-year civil war: the Druze. Most live in the rugged Jabal al-Druze region, in the south-western province of Suweida. It has been mostly calm except for some isolated attacks ...

Sweida attacks: Syria's Druze will not be turned against Assad - Middle East Eye

If he took a cursory glance at Syrian history, he would notice that the Jabal al Druze region (officially called Jabal al-Arab) and Sweida were at the forefront of fighting the Ottoman governors and then the French colonialists. The name of Sultan al ...

14 Druze women kidnapped in latest ISIS atrocity in Syria - The Jerusalem Post

Photos of 14 terrified young girls and women kidnapped July 25 when ISIS attacked the predominantly Druze city of Suwayda and massacred at least 255 civilians there were sent to their families over the weekend. The pictures, which have gone viral, show ...

Lebanon's Druze Leader Attacks Syrian Government Over Massacre - Voice of America

Jumblatt, who heads the largest Druze political party in Lebanon, is a strong critic of Syrian President Bashar al-Assad. Other Druze parties are pro-Damascus. He also accused Assad of wanting to send Druze from the Jebel al-Arab area, including Sweida ...

Syria's Druze Maintain a Difficult Neutrality - STRATFOR

The most rebellious community in Syria's modern history is a people called the Druze, most of whom live in a region called the Druze Mountain, Jabal al-Druze, about 70 miles south of Damascus. Members of this syncretic, semi-Shiite Muslim sect battled ...

Report: Syria's Druze Mobilize to Counter 'Hezbollah' Advance - Asharq Al-awsat English

He said: “The party is working on luring the youths to convert to 'Hezbollah's' form of Shi'ism through spreading Iranian Shi'ite ideology. The religious leaders in Jabal al-Arab view this as a major danger to the Druze community because 'Hezbollah ...

Druze caught between a rock and a hard place - gulfnews.com

Damascus tolerated their significant presence in the Jabal Al Druze, in the southwestern corner of the country near the capital, although the community also maintained a significant presence in the Golan Heights that were occupied by Israel in 1967 ...

Syria: A Threatened Druze Minority faces grave Threat - Defense Update

Today, Druze make up about 3% of Syria's population of 22.5 million. Most live in the rugged Jabal al-Druze region of Suweida province, south of the capital Damascus. There are also several Druze villages elsewhere in Syria, including the Jabal al ...

Analysis / A Lose-lose Situation for Syrian Druze - Haaretz

A Druze leader from the area, Wahid Balous, thanked the donors and promised that the money would be used to buy arms to defend the Druze heartland, Jabal al-Druze. However, Balous was also careful to mention that “Israel is the Arabs' enemy, and ...

Syria's Druze under threat as conflict spreads - BBC News

There are also several Druze villages elsewhere in Syria, including the Jabal al-Summaq region of Idlib - the location of last week's shooting. To avoid persecution over the centuries, Druze have been secretive about their religion. Only a small number ...

Israelis watch intently as Syrian rebel forces approach Golan Heights border - The Guardian

On the Syrian and Lebanese sides of the border, this eyrie is known as Jebel al-Sheikh. ... Syria's Druze community – around 5% of the population – has been split between supporters and opponents of Assad but has largely managed to stay out of the war.

Druze Mount Next Flashpoint in Syrian Conflict: Implications for Israel - Huffington Post

As al Nusra-led forces advanced on Jebel Druze, home to 450,000 of Syria's 600,000 Druze, regional concern was fuelled by the political fallout of a potential massacre and the region's strategic position close to the Turkish border, 22 kilometres from ...

Israel said to urge US to increase aid to Syrian Druze - The Times of Israel

The request was lodged with the US Joint Chiefs of Staff chairman during the military chief's Jerusalem visit, and after Israel ruled out direct involvement in Jabal al-Druze. The area, which lies deep in Syrian territory, faces attack by the Islamic ...

20 minority Druze villagers killed by Syria's Al-Qaeda branch - The Indian Express

The Druze villagers were killed on Wednesday in Qalb Lawzeh village in the Jabal al-Summaq region, where Nusra Front fighters have dug up historic graves and destroyed shrines in recent months. The Britain-based Syrian Observatory for Human Rights ...

Israel must beware of the Syrian Druze trap - Ynetnews

A team of the IDF's top Druze officers, in the past and in the present, arrives secretly at the prime minister's bureau with a request that Israel will defend the Druze in Jabal al-Druze in Syria against the radical Sunni Islamist movements, which wish ...

Idlib Druze agree to forced conversion, destroyed shrines under Nusra rule - Syria Direct

The Jabal al-Summaq region in the Idlib province's northern countryside is home to nearly 18,000 Druze spread out amongst 18 villages, all of whom have been living under the control of Jabhat a-Nusra (JAN) for nearly two years. An offshoot of the Ismai ...

Lebanon's Druze Prepare to Defend Themselves as Syria's War Moves Closer - Haaretz

REUTERS - On mountains close to the Syrian border, members of Lebanon's minority Druze sect say they are ready to defend their towns and villages with arms if the civil war next raging door gets much nearer. "Here in the east, the danger has become ...

Cry, my father's country - Sydney Morning Herald

Mount Shihan is one of a series of heights along a southern volcanic massif collectively known as Jebel al-Druze - Mountain of the Druze. This is where I come from, Reme thinks. She's finding meaning in this place. She never thought much about it ...

Saudi Preacher 'Guides' Syrian Druze to Wahhabi Salvation - al-Akhbar English

A Saudi preacher has posted images of himself preaching to residents of the Druze villages of Jabal al-Summaq in the Idlib countryside, leading them in prayer and teaching them about Islam – the Wahhabi version of course. Reports coming from Syria's ...

Jabal al-Druze , officially Jabal al-Arab , is an elevated volcanic region in the As-Suwayda Governorate of southern Syria. Most of the inhabitants of this region are Arab Druze, and there are also small Muslim and Christian communities. Safaitic inscriptions were first found in this area. The State of Jabal Druze was an autonomous area in the French Mandate for Syria and the Lebanon from 1921 to 1936. In the past, the name Jabal al-Druze was used for a different area, located in Mount Lebanon.

Tell Qeni (1803 m) is the highest point of Jabal al-Druze.

Jabal al-Druze (Arabic: جبل الدروز‎‎, Mountain of the Druze), officially Jabal al-Arab (Arabic: جبل العرب‎‎, Mountain of the Arabs), is an elevated volcanic region in the As-Suwayda Governorate of southern Syria. Most of the inhabitants of this region are Arab Druze, and there are also small Muslim and Christian communities. Safaitic inscriptions were first found in this area. The State of Jabal Druze was an autonomous area in the French Mandate for Syria and the Lebanon from 1921 to 1936. In the past, the name Jabal al-Druze was used for a different area, located in Mount Lebanon.

Who Are The Druze - Are They Muslim?

The Druze (/druːz/; Arabic: درزي derzī or durzī, plural دروز durūz; Hebrew: דרוזי drūzī plural דרוזים, druzim), are an ethnoreligious esoteric group originating...

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SYRIA:THE MOMENT WHEN THE JABAL AL-ARAB MEN CAPTURED TWO ISIS-TERRORISTS IN SUWAYDA

The moment when the Jabal Al-Arab men (Druze) captured two the so-calld Islamic state terrorists in Suwayda.. About this video/community guidelines.