DEATH TOLL OF DAESH ATTACKS IN SYRIA’S SWEIDA RISES TO 215
DAMASCUS, Syria, At least 215 people were killed and 180 others injured, Wednesday, in a spate of attacks and bombings carried out by the Daesh, in Syrian’s southern province of Sweida, according to the Health Department of Sweida.
The high death toll includes victims killed by three suicide bombings in Sweida, and those who held arms, to face the Daesh attacks, on towns in the north-eastern countryside of Sweida. The Syrian Observatory for Human Rights said, 30 Daesh militants, including the suicide bombers, were killed in Wednesday’s attacks.
Earlier, a series of explosions, which were carried out by the Daesh, rocked several parts of the city of Sweida.
State media outlets said, the two bombers were killed while being hunted down at the time of early explosions.
The suicide bombings came in tandem with attacks by the militants on towns in the north-eastern countryside of Sweida, after dawn Wednesday.
While the countryside of Sweida witnessed battles between rebels and the Syrian army, the city of Sweida remained largely calm, during Syria’s seven-year-long war, as it is inhabited by people of the Druze minority, who are loyal to Syrian President, Bashar al-Assad.
The Daesh attacks and bombings in Sweida, aimed to divert the attention of the Syrian army and release the pressure on Daesh-held areas, in the nearby western countryside of Daraa province, near the Israeli-occupied Golan Heights.
With the mediation and help of Russia, the army has already captured 90 percent of Daraa, through battles and reconciliations, as well as, evacuation of rebels.
Source: NAM News Networkhttps://syrianewsgazette.com/death-toll-of-daesh-attacks-in-syrias-sweida-rises-to-215/General