3 terrorist bombings kill at least 50 people in al-Sayyeda Zainab, Damascus countryside-VIDEO

Damascus countryside, SANA -Death toll from three terrorist bombings that rocked l-Sayyeda Zainab town in Damascus Countryside earlier on Sunday has climbed to 50, a source at the Interior Ministry said.

The source earlier put the number of people killed in the attacks at 30, in addition to 110 injured, some of them were reported to be in critical condition.

The attacks, which hit in Koua Soudan area, were caused by a car bomb and two explosive belts, according to the source.

Terrorists detonated the car bomb at the bus station in Koua Soudan area, and after people gathered to help the injured, two suicide bombers with explosive belts blew themselves up at the site, the source explained to SANA.

Massive material damage was caused due to the three bombings, added the source.

ISIS claims responsibility

The Islamic State in Iraq and Syria (ISIS) claimed on its pages on social media sites responsibility for the three explosions.

The Cabinet condemns the bombings

The Cabinet later condemned the three terrorist bombings, with Premier Wael Halaqi saying in a statement that the aim of such terrorist and “cowardly” crimes is to raise the morale of the defeated terrorist organizations in light of the great victories made by the Syrian Arab Army in different areas.

Al-Halaqi reaffirmed that such terrorist crimes will not deter the Syrians from continuing the process of national reconciliation in different areas, particularly in Damascus countryside.

Terrorism-supporting states are responsible for these terrorist crimes, the premier added, calling for a genuine international will to fight terrorism and that pressure be put on those states to halt supporting such terrorist acts that pose a threat to international stability.


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