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Damascus Terrorist Attack Kills 18 Army Soldiers, 27 Others Injured

So far, no terrorist organization has claimed responsibility for the explosion in Damascus

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SYRIA: At least 18 Syrian Army Soldiers and 27 others were wounded after a bomb detonated on a military bus near Damascus on Thursday.

A military bus in the suburbs of Damascus was hit by a terrorist bombing using an explosive device that was planted previously, which led to the deaths of 18 soldiers,” the official news report read.

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The bus was in the Al-Sabboura area in the countryside of Damascus, on a highway leading to the Lebanese capital of Beirut, when the attack happened, as per war monitor and Britain-based human rights watchdog, Syrian Observatory for Human Rights.

So far, no one has claimed responsibility for the terrorist explosion in Damascus, but it is believed that an extremist jihadist organization may have orchestrated the deadly affair.

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The Syrian war, which began in 2011, has claimed the lives of almost half a million people, displacing nearly half of the country’s pre-war population.

It is to be emphasized that this is not the first time that Syrian army officials have been targeted in a bloody attack.

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The Islamic State group has been active in the southern and central regions of Syria, despite losing territorial authority and control of the country since 2019.

Syria was thrown into civil war after a peaceful uprising against Syrian President Bashar al-Assad in 2011 escalated.

The country’s 11-year-old conflict, which began when the government actively sought to repress pro-democracy protests in the region, has led to the deaths of hundreds and thousands of people.

In June this year, 13 Syrian soldiers were in the northern province of Raqqa when their bus was targeted by bombing, which was claimed to have been ordered by the Islamic State group.

On March, 15 more were killed in an IS attack on an army bus in the central Syrian desert, according to the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights.

Also Read: Al-Shabaab Terrorists Reportedly Attacked a Hotel in Mogadishu, Killing Several People

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