8 killed, 18 wounded in IS attack.
Concurrently, Israel launched another missile attack on Syria.
Syrian state media and an opposition monitoring group say an explosion has ripped through a van near the central city of Homs, killing at least eight people.
The Islamic State group claimed Tuesday’s attack in Akarma, a government stronghold south of Homs.
IS says it targeted a bus carrying Syrian soldiers, but the Britain-based Syrian Observatory for Human Rights said those killed were civilians, including six women.
From CIW NEWS Contributor
Homs, Homs Governorate, Syria
Syria (SY) is estimated to have a population of 18.6 million with a growth rate during 2010-2015 of -2.3% pa.
At the same rate of change, in five years' time its population will decrease by 2 million.