Press TV – A so-called monitoring group says more than two dozen people have been killed and scores of others injured when a powerful explosion targeted a group of internally displaced persons in the northern countryside of Syria’s eastern city of Dayr al-Zawr.
The Britain-based Syrian Observatory for Human Rights, citing local sources, reported on Friday that a Daesh terrorist detonated an explosive-laden car at a checkpoint run by US-backed militiamen from the so-called Syrian Democratic Forces (SDF) near al-Jafra neighborhood, leaving 26 people dead and 30 others injured.
The monitoring group added that 12 children and seven women were among the deceased.
The overall death toll is expected to rise as some of the injured victims are in a critical condition, and several people are missing.
On November 3, Syrian army forces, in cooperation with allied fighters from popular defense groups, completely liberated the city of Dayr al-Zawr from the clutches of the Daesh terrorist group.
Daesh overran large parts of Dayr al-Zawr province, including its many oil fields, in mid-2014 as it seized swathes of land in Syria and neighboring Iraq.
By early 2015, the Takfiri terrorists were in control of some parts of the city of Dayr al-Zawr and besieged the remaining parts, which were under government control. It is estimated that 100,000 people remain in the government-held parts of the city.
Backed by the Russian military and fighters from Lebanon’s Hezbollah resistance movement, the Syrian army managed to break Daesh’s three-year siege on Dayr al-Zawr province last month.
Militant rocket attacks kill seven civilians in Damascus
Meanwhile, at least seven civilians, including a child, have lost their lives in two separate rocket attacks by foreign-sponsored Takfiri militants against residential district in Syria’s capital city of Damascus.
An unnamed security source said three civilians were killed and seven others injured when a rocket fired by Takfiri terrorists positioned in the militant-held Eastern Ghouta region struck a grocery market in the al-Zablatani neighborhood.
A child was also killed and three others were injured in an attack on al-Duwaila neighborhood.
The source added that the projectiles caused substantial damage to public properties and several houses in the targeted area.
Syria has been gripped by foreign-backed militancy since March 2011. The Syrian government says the Israeli regime and its Western and regional allies are aiding Takfiri terrorist groups that are wreaking havoc in the country.