Five killed in separate bomb attacks in Syria
At least five people, mostly army soldiers, have been killed in bomb attacks that hit the Syrian provinces of Aleppo and Dara’a.
One child lost his life and nearly a dozen other civilians sustained injuries when a bomb-laden motorcycle exploded in a street in the northwestern province of Aleppo on Sunday.
Lebanon-based Arabic-language al-Mayadeen television news network reported that the booby-trapped motorcycle was remotely detonated in al-Mahmoudiyah neighborhood of the mostly Kurdish inhabited city of Afrin.
Ten others were also wounded, the report added.
It was not immediately clear who was behind the attack in Afrin, which is under the control of Turkish-backed militants from the so-called Free Syrian Army (FSA).
On March 8, 2018, Turkish army forces and allied FSA militants seized control of Afrin.
Bomb explosion in southern Syria kills 4 soldiers, injures nine
Separately, the so-called Syrian Observatory for Human Rights said an explosion in Syria’s southwestern province of al-Suwayda, close to the border with Jordan, had killed at least at least four government soldiers and wounded ten others.
The Britain-based monitor group said the Sunday afternoon blast was due to an improvised explosive device abandoned in al-Khatib Farms east of Tarba region as Syrian troops were clearing the area of booby traps and ordnance left behind by Daesh Takfiri terrorists.
Weapons, telecommunication devices abandoned by terrorists found in Dara’a
Also on Sunday, authorities in Syria’s southwestern province of Dara’a have discovered light and medium weapons left behind by foreign-sponsored Takfiri terrorists in the towns of Khirbet Ghazaleh, roughly 17 kilometers northeast of Dara’a, and al-Ghariyah.
Syria’s official news agency SANA reported that the munitions include machine guns, mortar shells of different calibers and automatic rifles. Various telecommunication devices, formerly used by Takfiris, were recovered in both towns as well.
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.
In recent months, foreign-backed terrorists have been suffering heavy defeats in battles against Syrian government forces, backed by the Russian air force and Iranian military advisers.