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Tens of Civilians Killed in Daesh Car Bomb Blast in Northeast Syria – Reports

© REUTERS / Rodi SaidSmoke rises from the northeastern city of Hasaka, Syria, August 21, 2016
Smoke rises from the northeastern city of Hasaka, Syria, August 21, 2016 - Sputnik International
Recently Daesh has lost large swathes of its territory and now the terrorist group intensifies its destructive efforts. A large number of civilians were killed as a result of a car bomb attack near the border of Deir ez-Zor and Hasaka provinces.

MOSCOW (Sputnik) — Tens of civilians, many of them women and children fleeing Islamist violence, were killed Thursday in a suicide attack in the Abu Fas area in the northeastern Hasaka province, state media has said.

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The government-run SANA news agency said a Daesh terrorist detonated a car bomb at a gathering of refugees from the eastern city of Deir ez-Zor.

Reuters citing a medical source in the Kurdish Red Crescent reports that the death toll in the Daesh attack mounted to at least 50 people.

A SANA reporter said panicked people ran to the nearby fields for fear of more blasts where hidden landmines planted by Islamists went off, killing and injuring many others.

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