Watchdog: Car bomb kills four in Syria’s Homs

A Syrian army tank fires during a battle against opposition fighters in the city of Qusayr, in Syria’s central Homs province, on May 23, 2013. (AFP)

A car bomb attack killed four people on Monday in a regime-controlled district of the central Syrian city of Homs, the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights watchdog reported.

Dozens of other people were wounded, some of them seriously, when the car exploded in the Waer neighborhood of Homs, said the Britain-based group which relies on a network of activists and medics across Syria for its reports.

Forces of embattled Syrian President Bashar al-Assad control Waer and clash daily with rebels deployed on the outskirts of the neighborhood.

The bombing came as the Syrian army backed by fighters of Lebanon’s Shiite movement Hezbollah battled rebels in the strategic town of Qusayr, in Homs province, near the border with Lebanon.

Last Update: Wednesday, 20 May 2020 KSA 09:41 - GMT 06:41