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Syrian army battle militants in Sweida – military media

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By ITN News Editor August 12, 2018 13:53

Syrian army battle militants in Sweida – military media

Syria’s military media released footage which showed government forces engaged in Sweida province, an area which contains a small pocket of Islamic State militants.The UK-based Syrian Observatory for Human Rights reported on Saturday that the Syrian army, alongside local militia fighters, had advanced into areas held by the militants.Dozens of people were killed on July 25 in coordinated assaults by Islamic State militants who overran villages and staged multiple suicide attacks inside government-held Sweida city, killing more than 200 people, many of them civilians.The Sweida area, in southwestern Syria, is mostly inhabited by people from the Druze sect. There have been negotiations between Druze authorities and Islamic State for the hostages’ release.

ITN News Editor
By ITN News Editor August 12, 2018 13:53
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