segunda-feira, 22 de fevereiro de 2016

Rises to at least 150 the number of dead from the Sunday attacks in Syria

At least 150 people have died in Syria, in a series of attacks claimed by the jihadists of the self-proclaimed Islamic State in areas controlled by the regime of President Bachar al-Assad.

In the South of the capital, Damascus, at least 96 people were killed near a Shia shrine, in a double attack ' jihadist '.

"I was sleeping when I heard the first explosion. About five minutes later the second bomb exploded. A man detonated the bomb on my back and five minutes later, a second man did the same, "revealed a popular.

Homs, the third city in the country, was hit by the bloodiest bombing there occurred since 2011, and caused at least 59 dead, according to the non -governmental organization Syrian Observatory for human rights.

It was with this scenario, and despite the failure of previous attempts to enact a ceasefire in Syria, which the us Secretary of State, John Kerry, announced Sunday in Amman, Jordan, "provisional" agreement in principle with Russia on the conditions for a truce, which "could begin in the next few hours".

"The cessation of hostilities, a hudna is possible over the next few hours," said John Kerry, in Amman.

Syrian President Bashar al-Assad said he was ready for a ceasefire and end the five-year civil war, provided the "terrorists" do not use the pause in hostilities against the Damascus regime.

The conflict in Syria have provoked more than 260,000 dead and forced the escape of more than half of the country's population.

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