BALTIMORE, MD (AFRICAN EXAMINER) – No fewer than 40 people have been killed in four bombings in government-controlled areas of Syria and in a city dominated by Kurdish forces.
Media reports confirmed that the attacks took place between 08:00 and 09:00 (05:00-06:00 GMT) around Damascus, Homs, Tartous as well as Hassakeh.
It is not clear yet, if the series bombing have any link.
The deadliest attack was recorded outside Tartous, on the Mediterranean coast, which hosts a Russian naval base and the heartland of President Bashar al-Assad’s Alawite sect.
The so called Islamic State (IS) bomber had reportedly targeted Kurdish militiamen in Hassakeh. Still, the group has not claimed responsibility for the attack.
It was narrated that a car bomb was detonated on the Arzoneh motorway bridge, a local police source cited.
The Homs Province Governor confirmed that the car bomb targeted a military checkpoint, leaving many soldiers as casualties.
According to Police, one person was killed in a bombing on a road in Saboura, a heavily-guarded western suburb of Damascus.
Opposition activist Yousef al-Boustani said the area was home to security officers and their families while the attack represented a major security breach.