Islam, it’s a never ending blood sport……
At least 60 killed and dozens wounded in Syria attack as ISIS suicide bombers target military bus outside Damascus near revered Shiite shrine
Syrian security forces and residents gather at the site of suicide bombings in the area of a revered Shiite shrine in the town of Sayyida Zeinab, on the outskirts of Damascus
- Dozens killed in suicide blasts near the Shiite shrine of Sayyida Zeinab, south of Syrian capital Damascus
- ISIS claimed responsibility for attacks that killed 25 Shiite fighters, among the others, and wounded dozens
- Sayyida Zeinab contains grave of a granddaughter of the Prophet Mohammed and is Shiite pilgrimage site
- Explosions tore a massive crater in the road and was so powerful that it scorched the facade of a six-storey building
- It comes as representatives of Syria’s government and its divided opposition meet in Geneva for peace talks
- See more of the latest news on the Islamic State suicide bombing in Syria
Bombings claimed by the Islamic State group have killed at least 60 people, including 25 Shiite fighters, and wounded dozens near Syria’s holiest Shiite shrine outside the capital Damascus.
The first blast was caused by a car bomb that went off at a bus station by a public transport garage near the Sayyida Zeinab shrine.
Two suicide bombers then set off their explosive belts when people gathered at the scene, according to official SANA news agency.