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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.


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Homs, Homs Governorate is in the middle of the map below.

46° N
14.2° E
59.2° E
23.5° N


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.