Islamic State attacks in as-Suwayda kill 200 civilians; 40 still missing

تحرير محمد الحاج | ترجمة محمد غيث | تحرير الترجمة Vera Halvorsen 🕔 تم النشر بتاريخ : 25 يوليو، 2018 11:32:25 م خبر عسكري تنظيم الدولة الإسلامية

As-Suwayda - SMART

On Wednesday, the death toll of people killed in the Islamic State's (IS) attacks in the as-Suwayda governorate, Southern Syria,  rose to 400, mostly civilians, and 40 missing people, including women and children.

Local sources reported medical centers in as-Suwayda as saying that the death toll rose to 220 civilians, fighters of the Rijal al-Karama (Men of Dignity Movement), and people of as-Suwayda who participated in the defense against the IS attackers.

The sources noted that the 220 people were killed in direct shootings after IS members stormed their houses in villages of the eastern as-Suwayda countryside, or after IS suicide bombers blew themselves up in the city of as-Suwayda.

The sources added: “We continue to find bodies in agricultural fields; two people were killed in their car, and a civilian was killed on the roof of his house.”

The sources noted that 40 civilians, including women and children, went missing during the sudden IS attack against villages in Eastern as-Suwayda. The sources suspected that the IS captured the 40 missing civilians from the the village of al-Shabaki.

Activists on the as-Suwayda 24 website reported that there were 67 bodies of IS members in the national hospital of as-Suwayda. The activists added that the IS members blew themselves up or were killed in clashes with the Rijal al-Karama and people of as-Suwayda.

Early on Wednesday, the IS launched a sudden attack against the city of as-Suwayda and seven villages in the eastern countryside, killing and injuring hundreds of civilians and fighters from the Rijal al-Karama. The Syrian government forces did not participate in the clashes.

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