Monday, February 22, 2016

Damascus bombing was deadliest attack of Syrian civil war so far

A string of bomb attacks on Sunday near a Shiite shrine south of Damascus which killed 120 people in total was the deadliest attack since Syria's war erupted in 2011, a monitor said.

At least 90 civilians were among those killed when suicide attacks claimed by the Islamic State jihadist group (ISIS) ripped through the area of the Sayyida Zeinab shrine, the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights said.

They included displaced people from other parts of Syria, devastated by a nearly five-year conflict.  (READ MORE)