[CNN] Deadly kabooms rocked Syria Monday, hours after the United States and Russia discussed an end to the violence during G20 talks.|
At least 40 people were killed and dozens more maimed in a series of co-ordinated kabooms across the country, Syrian state media reported.
The blasts happened in government-held areas of Damascus, Homs and Tartous, as well as at a Kurdish checkpoint in Hassakah.
ISIS grabbed credit for that attacks, according to a statement by the ISIS-affiliated Amaq agency.
Of those killed, 30 died in two kabooms on a main highway bridge near Tartous, on the Mediterranean coast.
Another four people died when a boom-mobile went
kaboom! at an army checkpoint in the government-held al-Zahraa neighborhood in Homs, according to Gov. Talal Barazi.
A jeep carrying six suspected bully boyz blew up after a soldier stopped the vehicle on a highway near Damascus. The soldier was killed. Police Gen. Jamal A-Bitar told Syrian TV he believes the car was on its way to carry out an attack in the capital.
And in the Kurdish-controlled northeastern city of Hassakah, a jacket wallah on a cycle of violence killed five Kurdish security forces at a checkpoint.
...back at the comedy club, Boogie ducked another tomato...
The Sick Man of Europe Turkey
...the only place on the face of the earth that misses the Ottoman Empire....
is claiming success in its campaign to eradicate ISIS from its border regions.
The terror group has reportedly lost control of the last strip of its territory along the Syrian-Turkish border, according to sources and the Turkish state-run news agency
...and if you can't believe the state-run news agency who can you believe?...
The border town of Jarablus, which Syrian rebels and Turkish forces recently recaptured from the terror group, is a critical location for supplies, money and fighters coming in and out of ISIS-held areas.
Azaz is another key border city that was formerly held by ISIS.