20 Deaths Reported After Explosions Rock Syrian City
A third explosion rocked the northwestern Syrian city of Idlib on Monday, hours after twin car bomb blasts killed at least 20 people, opposition activists said.
About 100 people — mostly civilians — were injured in the earlier car bomb blasts, state media said. Most of those killed were members of the security forces, the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights said, citing medical sources.
One car bomb targeted a government security building, the opposition Local Coordination Committees of Syria said. The opposition network also reported heavy artillery shelling in Idlib.
The state-run Syrian Arab News Agency showed photos of buildings in ruins and cars crushed by debris.
A group of U.N. observers visited the sites of the car bomb blasts, state media reported.
No casualties were reported after the third blast, which initial reports indicate was caused by a roadside bomb, the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights said.
Gunfire and explosions also echoed through Syria’s capital early Monday, opposition activists and state media said, trading accusations over who was behind the violence.