Two bombs have exploded in Damascus, killing and injuring Shia pilgrims, and at the same time U.S. airstrikes killed dozens of civilians in the Syrian city of Raqqa.
According to state news agency SANA, the bombs went off near a cemetery in the Bab Masala area of Damascus on Saturday, leaving more than 46 people dead and injuring many others.
Iraqi Foreign Ministry spokesman Ahmed Jamal said that nearly 40 Iraqis were killed in the blasts.
Jamal blamed takfiri groups, such as ISIS, for the attacks.
The attacks occurred near the Bab al-Saqir cemetery, located near one of the seven gates of the Old City of Damascus.
According to the so-called Syrian Observatory for Human Rights, the bombings targeted Shia pilgrims.
The attacks came after new air raids, suspected to have been carried out by the U.S., killed 28 civilians in and around Raqqah on Friday and Saturday.
The airstrikes targeted a village located on the eastern outskirt of the ISIS-held city, leaving four people dead and several others wounded.
Syrian army troops, backed by allied fighters, have been fighting against various foreign-held militant groups since the beginning of the Syrian conflict back in 2011.