Dozens of civilians lost their lives and many others were injured after a series of bomb explosions that targeted residential areas near Syria’s capital, Damascus, and other parts of the war-torn country.
Two bombs exploded at the entrance to the western port city of Tartus, located 220 kilometers northwest of Damascus, on Monday, leaving at least 30 civilians dead.
Syrian police sources announced that the first explosion occurred when a car filled with explosives was detonated on a highway under the Arzuna Bridge.
The second explosion occurred when a suicide bomber blew himself up as people were rescuing the victims of the former bombing.
According to the sources, at least 36 people also sustained injuries in the two attacks.
Also in another incident, a bomb hidden on a motorcycle blew up in the Kurdish-majority Marsho area of the northeastern city of Hasaka, claiming eight people’s lives.
Three people were killed and many others were injured when an explosives-filled car went off on a road between Sabourah and Baja districts of the outskirts of Damascus.
The terrorist group ISIS (Daesh) has claimed responsibility for all the terrorist attacks.
Syrian government forces have been fighting militants, including members of ISIS, since the beginning of the foreign-backed war inside Syria. The crisis, which started on 2011, has left hundreds of thousands of people dead and many others displaced.