Syria war: More than 200 dead in suicide attacks

At least 215 people have died in a series of apparently co-ordinated attacks in south-western Syria, local officials and a monitoring group say.

Several suicide bombings struck in and around the government-held city of Suweida – the main city in the province – on Wednesday.

The Islamic State group (IS) said it carried out the attacks.

Pro-government forces were later reported to be engaged in gun battles with IS militants east of the city.

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Source: BBC News