Twin Bombing In Damascus Kills 40 Iraqi Citizens

At least 40 Iraqi citizens have been killed, and more than 120 wounded, following a twin bomb attack in the Syrian capital, Damascus, Iraq’s government has said.

A twin bomb attack in Syria’s capital, Damascus, has killed 40 Iraqis and wounded 120, Iraq’s government says.

The attack was near the Bab al-Saghir cemetery, which houses Shia mausoleums, with those targeted said to be pilgrims arriving by bus.

Sunni militants often target Shias but attacks in the capital are uncommon.

A nationwide truce brokered by Russia, Turkey and Iran took effect on 30 December after talks in Kazakhstan, but sporadic attacks continue.

There have been two rounds of talks, with another planned next week.

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