100 Killed in a Series of Terror Attacks in Syria’s Latakia (Photos)

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100 Killed in a Series of Terror Attacks in Syria's Latakia (Photos)

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On May 23, a series of blasts targeted several locations in the towns of Jableh and Tartus in Syria’s Latakia province. The targeted locations are close to Russian military facilities: the Khmeimim airbase and the Tartus naval base.

  • 3 consecutive explosions took place near a bus station in the city of Jableh ;
  • a blast rocked Jableh’s hospital;
  • 3 explosions targeted at a bus terminal in Tartus.

According to local police, the deat tool exceed 100. Over 70 people were killed in Jableh and at ​least 30 people were killed in attacks in Tartus.

The US-backed “moderate opposition” group, Ahrar ash-Sham al-Islamiyya, took responsibility for the attacks in both Jableh and Tartus.

Some reports suggest the town of Jableh was shelled (photos):

100 Killed in a Series of Terror Attacks in Syria's Latakia (Photos)

100 Killed in a Series of Terror Attacks in Syria's Latakia (Photos)

100 Killed in a Series of Terror Attacks in Syria's Latakia (Photos)

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