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Syria: Sunni Muslims murder 126 people, wound 55 in bomb attack targeting Shi’ite evacuees

The Sunni-Shia jihad kills far more people than “Islamophobia.” Yet which gets more attention from the UN and “human rights” organizations?

Syria: 126 killed as bomb hits buses with evacuees, group says,” by Jason Hanna, Salma Abdelaziz and Eyad Kourdi, CNN, April 16, 2017:

(CNN)The death toll from a bomb attack targeting evacuees leaving besieged Syrian towns has risen to 126, a monitoring group said Sunday.

The blast hit a convoy of buses Saturday, according to the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights, which reported the higher death toll.

The blast struck buses of people leaving their towns as part of a rebel-regime swap.

At least 109 of those killed were evacuees from the pro-regime Shia villages of Al-Fu’ah and Kafraya while the rest were aid workers and rebels guarding the convoy, according to the Syrian Observatory.

At least 68 children were among those killed in the attack on Saturday.

In addition to the deaths, it also injured 55 others in Rashidin, a suburb of Aleppo, according to Syria Civil Defense, also known as the White Helmets

The convoy of buses, which were parked at the time, was carrying thousands of people from two regime-held but rebel-besieged villages in northwestern Syria, state-run media reported.

People were evacuating two rebel-held towns in southwest Syria at the same time under a so-called Four Towns Agreement.

Video shown on state television showed charred buses parked on the side of a road. People walked outside the buses, surveying the damage as well as bodies lying on the roadway and a grass median.

The state-run Syrian Arab News Agency reported the convoy continued, and the first buses arrived late Saturday in Aleppo. The buses headed to the Jebrin area for a temporary housing center equipped with food and medical supplies, SANA said.

No group has claimed responsibility.

During a televised interview, Rami Abdul Rahman, director of the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights, said a suicide bomber claimed he was carrying food items and blew himself up in a fuel station….

Source: Syria: Sunni Muslims murder 126 people, wound 55 in bomb attack targeting Shi’ite evacuees

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