Islamic State claims suicide attack that killed 14 in Syria

The attack came as government forces continued to mass troops on Wednesday ahead of an attack on the Yarmouk Basin region.

11 July 2018 | 12:11

Source: Associated Press

  • Source: Associated Press
  • Last update: 11 July 2018 | 12:11

This photo shows Syrian rebels watching for pro-government fighters in western Daraa province on July 10, 2018. (AFP Photo)

BEIRUT: The Islamic State group has claimed responsibility for a suicide attack in southern Syria that killed more than a dozen soldiers and pro-government fighters.

The IS-linked Aamaq news agency carried the claim for the attack in the southern village of Zeizoun, which was captured by government forces this week as part of a major offensive against rebels in southern Syria.

The Britain-based Syrian Observatory for Human Rights, a group that closely monitors the civil war, said the attack left 14 soldiers and pro-government gunmen dead.

The attack came as government forces continued to mass troops on Wednesday ahead of an attack on the Yarmouk Basin region, which is controlled by the IS-linked Khaled bin Al-Waleed Army.



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