25 killed in Ambush in Eastern Syria

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DAMASCUS, 31 December 2020, (TON): At least 25 people were killed on Wednesday when armed men attacked a passenger bus in the desert area in eastern Syria, state news agency SANA reported.

The "terrorist" attack targeted the bus on the Palmyra-Deir al-Zour road in the area of Kabajeb, the report said, adding that 13 other people were wounded.

The official report revealed no further details.

For its side, the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights said the Islamic State (IS) group targeted three buses carrying soldiers in the road to Deir al-Zour province in eastern Syria on Wednesday, killing three and wounding 11 others.

Meanwhile, the attack was in an area where mostly Syrian army and Iranian-backed militias are based, near the ancient city of Palmyra.

There was no immediate claim of responsibility for the attack.


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