Bombs kill 120 in Syrian regime bastions

| Monday, May 23, 2016 - 17:27
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Bombs kill 120 in Syrian regime bastions

Beirut: At least 120 people were killed on Monday in a spate of bombings in Syria,  claimed by the Islamic State jihadist group.
Atleast Seventy-three people were killed in the city of Jableh and another 48 died in Tartus further south, according to the reports.
Seven bombs, most of them suicide attacks, hit Jableh and Tartus almost simultaneously Monday morning.
Observatory head Rami Abdel Rahman claimed they were on of the deadliest attacks on the two cities since Syria's conflict erupted in March 2011.
IS reportedly claimed the attacks via its Amaq news agency, saying jihadists had attacked "Alawite gatherings" in Tartus and Jableh.
Both cities are strongholds of the regime of President Bashar al-Assad whose family hails from the village of Qardaha, just 25 kilometres (15 miles) east of Jableh.

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