Death toll reaches 100 in IS attacks on Syria’s Sweida

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Beirut: A string of attacks by the Islamic State (IS) group in Syria’s southern province of Sweida today killed 102 people, including 35 civilians, a monitor said giving a new death toll.

The attacks which included suicide blasts also killed 67 regime fighters most of whom were residents who had picked up weapons to defend their villages, said the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights, a Britain-based monitoring group. (AFP)