Car bombing strikes Syria's Homs, kills 7

Car bombing strikes Syria's Homs, kills 7
Sun Jul 27, 2014 23:39:14

A car bomb has exploded in the central Syrian city of Homs, killing at least seven people, according to state media reports.

Syria’s state news agency SANA announced Sunday that the explosive-laden vehicle targeted the Arman neighborhood, home to mostly minority Christians as well as Alawites.

It further reported that two rockets also targeted the site following the bombing.

The British-based Syrian Observatory for Human Rights also reported the bombing and death toll.

The Arman neighborhood has been repeatedly struck by terrorist bombings.

Fueled by Western-backed insurgents, violence has gripped Syria for more than three years, leaving an estimated 160,000 people dead and millions displaced.

According to reports, the Western powers and their regional allies -- especially Qatar, Saudi Arabia and Turkey -- are supporting the militants operating inside Syria.


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