Death toll in IS bomb attacks in Syria reaches 142

February 22, 2016 11:01 am 

CAIRO, Feb. 22 — A series of bombings Sunday outside Damascus and in Homs, Syria, has killed at least 142 people, with the Islamic State militant group claimed responsibility for the attacks.

At least 83 people were killed in a series of blasts in the Sayyida Zeinab suburb of the Syrian capital, wounding more than 170 others, according to the official Syrian Arab News Agency.

The Britain-based Syrian Observatory for Human Rights said car bombs killed 59 people in the central Syrian city of Homs. (PNA/Kyodo)

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