Published On: Mon, Feb 22nd, 2016

Clashes in Syria: Homs and Damascus Bombings Left About 140 People Dead


A series of severest bombings in Syrian cities like capital Damascus and Homs have killed nearly 140 civilians, state media explained.


More than 80 people lost their lives in about four bomb blasts which occurred in the southern Damascus suburb of Sayyida Zeinab, while on the other said, almost 57 people were shot dead in multiple car bombings in Homs, a monitoring group reported.

Nevertheless, renowned Islamist militant organization Islamic State also known by its other names such as IS, ISIS, ISIL, has claimed for responsibility of attacks in both cities.


United States Secretary of State John Kerry described regarding the death toll, a tentative deal has been reached with Russia on a ‘partial ceasefire’ in the battling.

While four explosions reportedly hit the Sayyida Zeinab in Damascus which is Syria’s holiest Shia Muslim shrine where described to have the grave of granddaughter of the Muslim’s Prophet Muhammad.

According to Syria’s official news agency, nearly 83 people have been killed and about 178 injured in these bombings.

On other side, The Amaq news agency that is associated to Islamic State, reported the Jihadists of ISIS had blown up a car bomb and later detonated explosive belts. Although the suicide bombing also hit the district a month ago that shot dead 71 residents and these all attacks were carried out by the militants from Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (ISIL).

However, in the past 24 hours, Syrian soldiers alongside its alliance Russia, both launched a operation against the IS militants, though Russian air strikes shot dead about 50 fighters which were done in east of the northern city of Aleppo, reported the UK-based Syrian Observatory for Human Rights monitoring group.