TEHRAN (Press Shia Agency) – Dozens of refugees were killed and scores of others injured by a car bomb in the suburbs of the city of Deir ez-Zor on Saturday, a report said.
The bombing targeted the largest refugee gathering in the region, SANA reported.
The blast occurred in the outskirts of the city, in the area near Conoco and al-Jafra gas fields.
The report said that “large numbers of children and women” fell victim to the explosion, citing its own correspondent at the scene.
The assailant reportedly rammed the car, rigged with explosives, into the crowd before it blew up.
The attack on civilians came just a day after the Syrian army announced that it had succeeded in fully liberating Deir Ez-Zor from the terrorists, killing large numbers of ISIL militants, destroying their equipment and taking hold of weapon caches abandoned by terrorists as they fled.
The Syrian troops have been wiping out the last pockets of resistance in the city after breaking a three-year Daesh siege in September, backed by the Russian Air Force.