Middle East

Two car bombs hit Syrian city of Homs

Two car bombs go off outside a hospital in the western Syrian city of Homs, with initial reports of casualties.

The official Syrian Arab News Agency reported on Saturday that earlier in the day, eight people had been killed and at least 25 others injured in one of the two attacks near Civil Hospital in Homs’ al-Zahra neighborhood.

Russia’s Ria Novosti news agency, meanwhile, reported that more than 10 people had died and dozens of others been wounded after terrorists detonated a car bomb near the al-Ahli hospital in the same neighborhood.

The foreign-sponsored conflict in Syria has claimed the lives of more than 250,000 people and left over one million injured since March 2011, according to the United Nations. The crisis has also displaced nearly half of the country’s population.

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