Death toll in Syrian coastal cities rises to 145, monitor says

The death toll in a series of blasts in the government-held cities of Tartus and Jableh on the Syrian coast has risen to 145, a monitoring group says.

Some 200 more people have been injured in the series of car bombs and suicide attacks, claimed by Islamic State, the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights says.

The Britain-based observatory adds that locals in Tartus, where many residents belong to President Bashar al-Assad's Alawite sect, have attacked a camp for refugees from other parts of the country in apparent retaliation for the bombings.

Last update: Mon, 23/05/2016 - 17:24

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