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IS group claims responsibility for deadly Syria bomb attacks

Reuters , Monday 23 May 2016
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In this photo released by the Syrian official news agency SANA, Syrians gather in front of a burning car at the scene where suicide bombers blew themselves up, in the coastal town of Tartus, Syria, Monday, May 23, 2016 (Photo: AP)
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Islamic State claimed responsibility for multiple bomb attacks in two Syrian cities on the Mediterranean coast that monitors said killed more than 100 people on Monday.

The jihadist group's Amaq news agency said IS attackers had targeted "gatherings of Alawites in Tartous and Jableh", a reference to the minority sect to which President Bashar al-Assad belongs.

The Syrian Observatory for Human Rights monitoring group and state media said one blast hit a hospital.

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