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Islamic State group claims deadly attacks in Syria’s Sweida

The Islamic State group on Wednesday claimed responsibility for deadly raids and suicide blasts in Syria's southern Sweida province that a monitor said killed more than 110 people.

In a statement on the Telegram messaging app, IS said "soldiers of the caliphate" attacked security positions and government targets in Sweida city before detonating their explosive belts.

IS fighters then stormed villages in the province's northeast and killed residents in their homes, the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights monitor said.

The IS attacks killed at least 114 people, including 41 civilians, the Britain-based monitor said.

"It's the bloodiest death toll in Sweida province since the start of the war" in 2011, Observatory head Rami Abdel Rahman told AFP.

Source: National News Agency