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Dozens Killed by Bombs in Syria, Clouding UN Peace Session

2016-02-01 09:28:29       source:ABC News

January 31, 2016


"A triple bombing killed at least 50 people in a predominantly Shiite suburb south of the Syrian capital of Damascus on Sunday even as a U.N. mediator held his first meeting with members of the main opposition group that seeks progress on humanitarian issues before it will join formal talks on ending the five-year civil war.


The attacks were claimed by militants from the Islamic State group, and Syria's delegate to the U.N.-sponsored peace talks said the violence confirmed the connection between 'terrorism' and 'some political groups' — a reference to those who oppose President Bashar Assad."


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