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Suicide bombers hit government strongholds in Syria

Published:Monday | May 23, 2016 | 5:03 PM
In this photo released by the Syrian official news agency SANA, Syrians gather around damages after a bombing attack at a bus station, in the coastal town of Tartus, Syria today

A series of car and suicide bombings has hit two government strongholds on Syria's Mediterranean coast.

State media said at least 78 people were killed, while a monitoring group put the death toll at more than 145.

Four bombings targeted bus stations in the port city of Tartous and in Jableh, a town to the north, which have until now escaped the worst of the civil war.