Protests in Druze Stronghold in Syria After Prominent Sheikh Killed

September 5, 2015 1:39 PM

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Sheikh Wahid al-Balous – an outspoken critic of Assad and ISIS – was killed in a blast in Sweida alongside at least 25 others.

AP - Anti-government violence spread on Saturday in a southern Syrian province that had largely stayed on the sidelines of the country's civil war, a day after the killing of a prominent cleric in rare explosions that claimed the lives of at least 25 others, activists and pro-government media said.

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