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    An explosion of a bomb-laden motorcycle on Qanawat street in the Syrian city of As Suwayda has left 3 dead and 7 injured, according to SANA.

    A Sweida health department director said that three civilians were killed and 7 others were wounded in the terrorist explosion, according to SANA.

    As Suwayda Governor Amer Ibrahim Ashi later told Syria TV that the blast occurred at 9:10 p.m. local time (18:10 GMT) on a busy street opposite a church. According to the governor, three people were killed as a result, with seven more sustaining injuries of various severity.

    Earlier, SANA reported that a motorbike bomb targeted Qanawat street in Sweida city, killing 4 "martyrs" and leaving many injured.

    This is the first terrorist attack in As Suwayda in 2019. After the city was retaken from terrorists last year, the situation there was relatively calm.

    Last month several explosions rocked the three Syrian cities of Damascus, Raqqa and Qamishli. The latter led to "injuries and fatalities" among civilians, however, no specific numbers were provided. 

    Syria has been mired in a civil war since 2011, with government forces fighting numerous opposition groups as well as militant and terrorist organizations.

    Russia, alongside Turkey and Iran, is a guarantor of the ceasefire in Syria. Moscow has also been assisting Damascus through supporting the struggle against terrorist groups, providing humanitarian aid to local residents and facilitating the return of refugees.

    As the Syrian government has regained control over most of the country's territories earlier seized by terrorists, it is now focused on creating favorable conditions for repatriating refugees.


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