ISIS Bombing Kills at Least 24 in Syria’s Homs

Over 100 Wounded in Attack on Checkpoint

ISIS has claimed credit for another major bombing today against Syrian government territory, killing at least 24 people and wounding over 100 others in an attack against a military checkpoint in the city of Homs.

Homs Governor Talal Barzai reported that it was a pair of bombings, with a car bomb initiating the attack, and then followed up by a suicide attack by a man with an explosive vest. The bombs did significant damage to the surrounding neighborhood as well as the checkpoint.

Of the over 100 wounded in the attack, Syrian officials reported 17 remain hospitalized, with one in critical condition. The slain included 15 members of security forces, and nine civilian bystanders.

For parts of the Syrian Civil War, Homs was the largest rebel-held city, but has been fully recaptured by the Syrian military. This has made it a major target for rebel factions, and while ISIS territory is a fair distance east of Homs, they appear keen to be among the attackers.

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