Security forces gathering at the site of a blast targeting the Arzuna bridge outside Tartus (Image credit: AFP)

Syria blasts: death toll rises to 43

At least 50 people injured as blasts hit government-held areas

Beirut: A string of bomb attacks hit across mostly government-controlled areas of Syria on Monday, killing at least 43 people and wounding at least 50, state media said.

The blasts hit government-held Tartus and Homs, as well as Hasakeh, which is mostly controlled by Kurdish forces but where the regime maintains a presence.

State media said at least 43 people had been killed and at least 50 injured in a double bomb attack just outside the city of Tartus, in the coastal province of the same name, which is a stronghold of President Bashar al-Assad's government...Read more...