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Extraordinary report on #ISIS’s attack on Suweida by @kshaheen - the details are chilling.

- 12hr attack from x3 axes
- Bedouin acted as #ISIS guides
- #ISIS knocked on doors, often calling out people by name
- #ISIS left single survivors as witnesses

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@kshaheen #ISIS is thought to have taken many prisoners - male, female & allegedly also children - during its attack in #Suwaida.

Hostage demands have reportedly been made, involving female prisoners.

Some local #Druze militiamen were beheaded already:
A trio of #ISIS suicide bombers attacked an #SSNP checkpoint in eastern #Suwaida overnight - at least 4 people were killed.

One of the #ISIS militants was captured alive & lynched in public, with an SSNP (essentially National Socialists/Nazis) flag tied to his corpse.

#Syria
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In 2015 after fall of #Palmyra #ISIS quickly came through gates of #Damascus and #Suwayda but they focused on #Qalamoun. After 2016, #FSA near Jordanian border started to attack to ISIS and gained ground through early 2017.
When #SAA was planning massive offensive to capture whole #ISIS areas in the center and east of country. #FSA in #Qalamun and near Jordanian border attacks to ISIS and try to open supply line for the besieged Qalamun pocket.
#ISIS was pulling back these areas quickly. They did same in June 2016. They fallback near al Tanf and Iraqi border. Rebels with US Spec Ops attacked #AbuKamal under US-led Coaltion Air Support.
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Horrendous - the death toll from this morning’s #ISIS #Suwaida attacks has risen to 220.

Tensions are already high in the area, amidst fresh disagreements with #Damascus (& #Russia) over the imposition of conscription on the area's local male population.
It seems that #ISIS may have kidnapped #Syria soldiers/pro-#Assad militiamen during today’s assault on al-#Suwaida.

#ISIS media has published graphic images showing a mass execution - again, eerily reminiscent of earlier days, when intimidation was a main objective.
BREAKING - Days after horrific attacks on #Suwaida, ISIS says it's attacking nearby Khalkhalah airport, now home to *huge* amounts of weaponry surrendered by the #FSA in #Deraa.

Watch this.

Via @JohnArterbury & @HKaaman
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