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60 Die in IS Syria Attacks

60 Die in IS Syria Attacks60 Die in IS Syria Attacks

More than 60 people, including 25 Shi’ite fighters, have been killed in twin suicide bombings by Islamic State in a heavily guarded pro-government district of the Syrian capital where an important Shi’ite shrine is located, a monitor said to Reuters.

The Syrian Observatory for Human Rights said the casualties were expected to rise from the suicide attacks in a district in southern Damascus where Lebanese militant group Hezbollah and other Iraqi and Iranian militias have a strong presence.

Financialtribune.com