Jihadist attack kills 30 soldiers in east Syria: monitor

At least 30 Syrian soldiers were killed on Wednesday in an attack by the jihadist Islamic State group on their bus in the east of the war-torn country, a monitor said. The Syrian Observatory for Human Rights said the attack in Deir Ezzor province targeted a bus carrying regime soldiers going home on leave. “It was one of the deadliest attacks since the fall of the IS [self-proclaimed] caliphate” last year, Observatory head Rami Abdel Rahman told AFP. The official news agency SANA reported that a “terrorist attack” on a bus killed “25 citizens” and wounded 13. Abdel Rahman said the bus was ambu…

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