Syria TV says 30 killed in blast near Iraq border
A bomb attack targeting a weapons bazaar in eastern Syria close to the Iraqi border kills 30 'terrorists,' state television says
A bomb attack targeting a weapons bazaar in eastern Syria close to the Iraqi border killed 30 "terrorists" on Saturday, state television reported.
"A big explosion hits a terrorist arms market in Mayadeen, killing 30 terrorists and wounding dozens of others," the television reported.
A rebel official from the town in Deir Ezzor province told AFP the blast killed at least 15 civilians in a street market.
He said a car bomb was detonated by the jihadist Islamic State of Iraq and Greater Syria (ISIS), the same group which has spearheaded an offensive in neighbouring Iraq this week that has seen militants sweep down from second city Mosul toward Baghdad.
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