Explosion of an ISIS-led car bomb near Tikrit where Shiite pro-government militias were gathered. File photo

ARA News 

QAMISHLI ــ The extremist group of Islamic State (ISIS) carried out 65 suicide attacks with car bombs in Syria and Iraq in October, pro-ISIS media sources reported.

Most of the attacks were reportedly conducted at checkpoints and headquarters of the Kurdish forces, Syrian army and rebel factions, and Iraqi government troops. 

“In Syria, these ‘martyrdom operations’ (suicide attacks) targeted the Syrian regime forces, armed opposition and the Kurdish People’s Protection Units (YPG). In Iraq, the attacks have mainly hit the Iraqi forces along with the Iran-supported Shiite group of the Popular Mobilization Forces,” pro-ISIS al-Amaq news agency reported. 

“In Syria, 17 (suicide) attacks hit our enemies in several provinces; seven of them were conducted in Deir ez-Zor, three others were in Aleppo,and three more in Homs,” the agency said, adding: “One attack hit Hasakah, one more in Raqqa, and another one in Hama.” 

In Iraq, ISIS carried out 48 suicide bombings, of which Salah al-Din and Anbar provinces had the lion’s share with 21 attacks each. The Iraqi capital, Baghdad, saw four similar operations, and two more attacks hit Diyala province, according to the same source. 

The terror group carried out all these attacks using vehicles driven by suicide bombers under the common banner “martyrdom operations” against opponents.

Reporting by: Ahmed Shiwesh

Source: ARA News

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