Suicide Attacks in Southern Syria

Syria attacks: Suicide attacks in the south kill dozens

Suicide attacks, in southern Syria have killed at least 38 people, reports say.

The attacks took place in and around the government-held city of Sweida, state media and monitors reported. The Islamic State group said it was behind the violence.

Monitoring group the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights said at least another 30 people were wounded.

The Syrian government has retaken control of much of southern Syria in recent months.

State news agency reported one suicide attack in Sweida and said militants also attacked three villages north-east of the city. It gave no casualty figures.

The observatory reported a string of attacks in the city and elsewhere in the province.

“Three bombers with explosive belts targeted Sweida city alone while the other blasts hit villages to the north and east,” it said in a statement.

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