Six workers killed in bombing by "terrorists" in northern Syria
A roadside bomb allegedly planted by "terrorists" went off in Syria's northern province of Idlib on Sunday, killing six workers and injuring 16 others, Xinhua quoted the state-run SANA news agency as reporting.
The bomb, which was planted on the side of the road between Ariha and Masduma towns in Idlib, detonated when a bus transporting workers at Idlib spinning factory was passing by, said SANA.
The northern Idlib province has emerged as a hotbed of armed confrontation between troops loyal to Syrian President Bashar al- Assad and alleged army defectors who were given refuge in Turkey.
The Syrian government said that the turmoil in Syria is plotted by terrorists and foreign-backed armed gangs, and that more than 2, 000 army and security personnel were killed during the months-long unrest, while the United Nations put the death toll in the country at more than 5,000.