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24hrs after ceasefire pact, ISIS kills 129 in Syria bomb attacks



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A day after the US and Russia announced progress in securing a ceasefire to end the Syrian conflict, at least 129 people were killed in suicide bomb attacks near a Shia shrine in Damascus and Homs.

Moments after the attack, the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (ISIL) group, which has seized territory in Syria and Iraq, claimed responsibility for the attacks which killed 63 people in Damascus and another 46 in Homs.

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A car bomb was followed by two suicide attacks in the area of Sayyida Zeinab shrine killing 83 people and leaving 178 others, including children, wounded says SANA, the official government news agency.

On the contrary, the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights gave a different figure of 63 dead but said many of those wounded were in critical condition.
The AFP news agency reported that at least 60 shops were damaged and cars totally destroyed.


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