Multiple bombings in Syria killed at least 43 people and dozens were wounded. On Monday morning five explosions hit mostly government areas and a city held by a Kurdish militia. The blasts hit Homs, Tartus, Hasakeh which is controlled by Kurdish forces.
Until now no groups claimed the responsibility of the attack which was occurred between 8am and 9am local time. But the IS regularly targeted these blast hit areas in Syria. Other attacks held in an army check point on a road outside Damascus, Homs city and a Kurdish security forces checkpoint in Hasakeh city.
According to the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights and State news agency SANA, at the entrance to Tartus two blasts hit the Arzouna Bridge. The explosions hit during the Tartus Summer Festival. The first one was a car bomb and the second was a suicide bomber who blew up his explosive belt when people gathered to help the injure persons.
Tartus was the worst hit city in Syria. In the north-east of the country, in the city of Hasakeh, a bomber on a bike killed at least eight people. Syrian state media stated that the eight victims were six members of the Asayesh security forces and two civilians. The IS regularly targeted the Hasakeh city. In July a motorcycle bomber killed at least 16 people outside a bakery in the city.
A police commander quoted on state television that another explosion hit near the town of al Saboura which killed one and injured three people.
Since the Syria conflict erupted in March, 2011, more than 290,000 people have been killed and millions displaced by the fighting.
The Syrian civil war escalated to armed conflict after President Bashar al-Assad’s government violently suppressed protest which was started for demanding an end to the authoritarian practices of the Assad regime. The war is fought among several parties including the Syrian Government, the Syrian Democratic Forces, a loose alliance of Syrian Arab rebel groups, the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (ISIL) and Salafi jihadist groups (including al-Nusra Front) who often co-operate with the rebels.