Nearly 250 killed in deadliest-ever ISIS attacks on southern Syria
Wednesday's coordinated attacks hit Sweida, a Druze-majority province mostly held by the regime which had remained relatively insulated from the country's seven-year civil war.
The death toll climbed steadily throughout the day and into the night, the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights, a Britain-based monitoring group, said on Thursday.
"The toll is now 246 people dead, including 135 civilians," said Observatory chief Rami Abdel Rahman.
Syria’s state news agency said two more militants were killed by security forces and one was arrested before they could detonate their explosives.
Wednesday’s attack is ISIS’s most brutal since the terrorist group’s control across Syria and Iraq was largely dismantled by Syrian government forces and a separate operation by US-backed Kurdish and Arab fighters last year.
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