Deadly blasts rock Assad government strongholds in Syria
May 23, Damascus: More than 100 people have been killed in multiple blasts in Syrian government coastal strongholds.
The blast was claimed by the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (ISIL) group in strongholds of Syrian President Bashar al-Assad, a monitoring group said.
The UK-based Syrian Observatory for Human Rights said explosions hit the cities of Tartous and Jableh. Several of the blasts were suicide bombings.
State media said packed bus stations and a hospital were among the targets.
Attacks of this scale are rare in these areas. A news agency linked to so-called Islamic State (IS) says the jihadist group was behind the attacks.
Syrian state TV said at least one suicide bomber on foot and a car bomber hit the bus station in Tartous.
The state news agency, Sana, said rockets hit the entrance of another bus station in Jableh, further north.
The Oslo Times