Death toll from Homs twin car bomb attacks rises to 39, ISIS claims responsibility

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Homs, SANA – The death toll from Homs twin terrorist bomb attacks has risen to 39, according to Homs Governor Talal al-Barazi.

Barazi said earlier the death tolls was 34 in addition to 39 injured among civilians.

He told SANA in a statement that terrorists blew up successively two cars packed with huge amounts of explosives early this morning near the entrance of al-Arman neighborhood in the main al-Siteen Street in Homs city.

Initial information referred to the death of 14 people, in addition to 39 injured. Many of the latter have succumbed to their wounds.

“The repeated terrorist attacks in Homs target the strong internal front that is standing by the side of the Syrian army making victories on various fronts,” said the Governor, calling upon the Security Council, the UN Secretary General and the countries that claim to be fighting terrorism to condemn this new attack.

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SANA reporter in Homs said the terrorist bombings caused massive material damage to the nearby houses and the dozens of public and private buses parked at the bus station.

Later in the day, ISIS claimed responsibility of the attacks in Homs through social media.

On January 26th, 19 people were killed and many others were injured in two terrorist attacks that hit al-Zahraa neighborhood in Homs city.

The People’s Assembly and the Cabinet condemn the bombings

The People’s Assembly expressed condemnation of the twin attack, holding Saudi Arabia and Turkey that are supporting the terrorist organizations morally and legally responsible for this and other frequent terrorist attacks.

The fact that these terrorist attacks coincide with the talk about a cessation of hostilities in Syria, proposed recently in Munich meeting, stresses the futility of this proposal, the Assembly said in a statement.

It went on saying that the only values and rules the terrorists and their backers uphold are those of shedding blood and cutting off bodies, “therefore the only way to deal with those is through the battlefield, where the Syrian Arab army and the forces supporting them are making remarkable successes.”

It is because Homs is becoming almost free of terrorists and has achieved several reconciliations, the enemies are freaking out and have given orders to the terrorists to sabotage the reconciliation atmosphere, the statement added.

The Cabinet condemned the two terrorist bombings that hit Homs city and claimed the lives of 25 people.
Prime Minister Wael Halaqi said in a statement that such terrorist bombings, which targeted civilians including school and university students, aim at killing the will of work and production of the Syrian people.

He affirmed that such criminal and brutal acts will not derail the Syrian people from their determination in fighting terrorism and continuing the national reconciliation process.

The premier shouldered the states supporting terrorism the responsibility of such terrorist acts calling on the world countries and international organization to work for putting an end to such countries which support and finance terrorism.

On January 26 th, 19 people were killed and many others were injured in two terrorist attacks that hit al-Zahraa neighborhood in Homs city.

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