Car bombs kill 25 in Syria's Homs
At least 25 people, including women and children, have been killed in two car bomb attacks in the Syrian city of Homs.
More than 107 others were also injured by the bombings that took place on Wednesday in Karm el-Loz, a government-held district of the western city.
The first blast occurred near a sweets shop in a busy street and was followed by a second one 100 meters away around half an hour later.
The second blast went off as ambulances and fire engines were working at the first site.
Earlier in the day, Syrian army forces regained control of the western city of Rankus from rebels in the country’s strategic Qalamoun region.
Syria has been gripped by deadly violence since 2011. Over 150,000 people have reportedly been killed and millions displaced due to the violence fueled by Western-backed militants.
According to reports, the Western powers and their regional allies -- especially Qatar, Saudi Arabia and Turkey -- are supporting the militants operating inside Syria.