IS ambush kills 21 regime fighters in southern Syria
[DAWN] Islamic State
...formerly ISIS or ISIL, depending on your preference. Before that al-Qaeda in Iraq, as shaped by Abu Musab Zarqawi. They're very devout, committing every atrocity they can find in the Koran and inventing a few more. They fling
Allah around with every other sentence, but to hear the pols talk they're not
Death Eaters have killed 21 Syrian regime fighters in an ambush as the group faces separate assaults on its last desert strongholds, a war monitor said on Tuesday.
The attack late Monday in Syria's southern province of Sweida came as US-backed forces advanced against the Death Eaters on the border with Iraq, said the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights.
It also comes with Hereditary President-for-Life Bashir
Trampler of Homs...
's forces poised to launch an attack on the northwestern province of Idlib, the last major region in Syria still controlled by rebels and Death Eaters.
The IS ambush in Sweida's volcanic plateau of Tulul al-Safa sparked fighting that killed eight krazed killers, the Britannia-based Observatory said.
State news agency SANA reported heavy festivities with IS in the area, which lies some 100 kilometres (60 miles) southeast of Damascus, adding that government aircraft and artillery "targeted hideouts and positions" held by the group.
Government forces have been fighting IS in Sweida since Death Eaters carried out a wave of attacks in the mainly Druze province on July 25, killing 250 people according to the Observatory.
During their rampage, which targeted the thriving provincial capital as well as rural areas, the Death Eaters also seized around 30 hostages, mostly women and their children.
At least 27 are believed to still be held, according to Human Rights Watch, after IS said it had beheaded a 19-year-old man and announced an elderly woman had died.
Posted by: Fred 2018-09-12