UN envoy for Syria condemns Damascus, Homs attacks claimed by Daesh

February 22, 2016 11:01 am 

UNITED NATIONS, Feb. 22 — UN Special Envoy for Syria Staffan de Mistura has condemned the recent car bomb and suicide attacks that have reportedly left over 140 people killed in Damascus and Homs in Syria.

The Daesh militant group, outlawed in Russia, the United States and several other countries, said it was behind the multiple suicide blasts and a car bomb attack in the southern Damascus district home to a Shiite shrine, according to media reports.

"The United Nations Special Envoy for Syria, Mr. Staffan de Mistura, strongly condemns yet another set of car bomb and suicide explosions in Damascus and Homs cities which killed and injured today over 100 people, including children," the United Nations said in a statement published on its website on Sunday.

The death toll from a series of attacks in Damascus exceeded 80 people, over 200 were wounded, a police source told RIA Novosti on Sunday.

According to media reports, a double car bombing left almost 60 people, mostly civilians, killed in Homs. (PNA/Sputnik)



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