According to local police sources, 38 people have died as a result of a terrorist attack in the city of As-Suwayda in southern Syria. So far, the exact number of injured is not known.
On Wednesday morning a suicide bomber blew himself up in the Syrian market town of As-Suwayda. However, the Syrian Army was able to avoid two other attacks by ISIS suicide bombers, neutralizing them before they were able to activate the explosives.
The AFP reports that the attack took place in the area controlled by the country ‘s government.
“There are 30 people dead and some injured as a result of a suicide bomber in As-Suwayda in southern Syria,” a Sputnik source said.
At the same time, according to data from the Syrian state agency SANA, residents of a Syrian village near Douma eliminated four more fighters who were planning to attack their settlement.
The war in Syria has continued since 2011. Throughout this period, countless opposition factions and terrorist groups like ISIS have been striving to overthrow the government of the democratically elected Bashar al-Assad and establish its control of the state. In late 2017, the victory over ISIS in Syria and Iraq was announced. However, in some regions the militants are still being cleared out, particularly in southern Syria and the eastern deserts.