The Syrian army has liberated 19 women and children hold warrant given Jul by supposed Islamic State, state media say.
They contend a captives were discovered when infantry launched an operation north-east of a dried city of Palmyra.
The hostages were seized during an IS conflict in a southern Suweida region. More than 200 people were killed.
Suweida is a building of a Druze eremite minority, and a captives were drawn from this community.
Thursday’s reports in a state media have not been exclusively confirmed.
There were creatively some-more than 30 hostages. Six were liberated final month, others transient and during slightest one was reportedly killed by IS militants.
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- Why is there a fight in Syria?
The Druze are a third-largest eremite minority in Syria and are deliberate to be heretics by IS jihadists.
Over a past year, IS fighters have mislaid many of a land they once hold opposite Syria and beside Iraq.
- The fight opposite ‘Islamic State’ in maps and charts
At a rise of a group’s power, about 10 million people lived in IS-controlled areas, though a US troops pronounced progressing this year that a jihadists had been suspended from 98% of their former territory.
In Syria, a organisation is still benefaction in tiny pockets in a south and east.