In this photo released by the Syrian official news agency SANA, Syrians inspect the site of a suicide attack in Sweida, Syria, Wednesday, July 25, 2018. Syrian state media say dozens of people have been killed in a suicide attack in the country's south, blaming the bombing on Islamic State militants. (SANA via AP)

Raids and suicide bombings carried out by the Islamic State group in Syria’s southern Sweida province have killed 156 people including 62 civilians, a war monitor said Wednesday.

Most of them were killed in raids on villages in the northeast of the province, the Britain-based Syrian Observatory for Human Rights said. The others were killed in suicide attacks in the provincial capital, the monitor said, updating earlier tolls.

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