Daesh behind triple suicide attack in Syria
BEIRUT: Daesh claimed responsibility on Wednesday for a triple suicide attack on the main police headquarters in Syria’s capital Damascus that killed at least two people.
Two attackers “entered the headquarters building and fought with those inside... then detonated their explosive vests” before a third also blew himself up, it said in a statement released via the Telegram messaging app.
Meanwhile, the US-led coalition battling Daesh said that it won’t accept a negotiated withdrawal for hundreds of Daesh militants holed up in the Syrian city of Raqqa, once the extremists’ de facto capital.
Airstrikes on the city appeared to have decreased, apparently to allow for the evacuations and the talks. The coalition reported five airstrikes near Raqqa on Tuesday.
In another development, a Syrian filmmaker close to the opposition who made a film about a notorious regime prison has been stabbed by an unknown assailant in Istanbul, supporters and Syrian groups said.