World Middle East 22 Feb 2016 Syria shrine attack ...

Syria shrine attack was deadliest in war with 120 dead: monitor

AFP
Published Feb 22, 2016, 6:32 pm IST
Updated Feb 22, 2016, 6:32 pm IST
At least 90 civilians were among those killed when suicide attacks by IS ripped through the area of the Sayyida Zeinab shrine.
The scene after attacks near Sayyida Zeinab shrine south of Damascus. (Photo: AFP)
 The scene after attacks near Sayyida Zeinab shrine south of Damascus. (Photo: AFP)

Beirut: A string of bomb attacks on Sunday near a Shiite shrine south of Damascus killed 120 people, in the deadliest attack since Syria's war erupted in 2011, a monitor said.

At least 90 civilians were among those killed when suicide attacks claimed by the Islamic State jihadist group ripped through the area of the Sayyida Zeinab shrine, the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights said. The rest of the dead were from pro-regime security forces.

 

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