ISIL fighters killed over 240 people on Wednesday, raising the question how much ISIL threatens the Syrian government.
Suicide bombers targeted a vegetable market, a hospital and a public square in the government-held city of al-Sweida on Wednesday.
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Other fighters raided nearby towns and villages.
Dozens were killed, including pro-government fighters. Some activists and doctors say the number of fatalities is at least 240.
Al-Sweida, which is home to the Druze community, has mainly managed to avoid attacks during the seven-year war.
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Joshua Landis – Director of the Center for Middle East Studies, University of Oklahoma
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