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Daesh landmine kills 5 civilians in Syria's Sweida province

A file photo of a Daesh land mine (Photo by SANA)

Five civilians have been killed by a Daesh landmine in the village of Tarba in Syria's southern province of Sweida.

According to Syria's official news agency SANA on Sunday, one person was also severely wounded by the mine which was left behind by the Takfiri terrorists in the village, located in the province's eastern countryside.

The anti-tank mine exploded when a vehicle carrying six people drove over it.

Elsewhere in the province, Syrian government forces made gains in the al-Safa hills where they have laid siege to the last stronghold for the Daesh terrorist group in Sweida.

Syrian artillery, backed by the country's air force, launched accurate strikes against the terrorists, killing a large number of them and destroying large amounts of their equipment.

In another attack, the army carried out a raid on a terrorist convoy in the Qabr al-Sheikh Yassin area, destroying two heavily armed vehicles.

The army also attacked another terrorist gathering near Ghanem hill, capturing five terrorists and destroying a large amount of their equipment.

Sweida, which is largely under the control of the Syrian government troops, is home to the Druze minority, from which Daesh abducted some 30 women and children last month following a brutal attack that killed more than 250 civilians.

The province has been relatively insulated from Syria’s seven-year bloody war launched by foreign-backed militants and terror group against Damascus.

Last month’s attacks were the bloodiest ever seen in the province, as well as some of the deadliest launched by Daesh in the war-torn country.

Syria troops defeated Daesh late last year and took back all the urban bastions once the terror group had under its control, but the group's remnants have been trying to regroup and have mounted a series of hit-and-run attacks.

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Syria has been gripped by foreign-backed militancy since March 2011. The Syrian government says the Israeli regime and its Western and regional allies are aiding Takfiri terrorist groups wreaking havoc in the country.

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