Crimes& Genocide

Triple bombing kills 3 in Kurdish Syrian city

354240_Syria-Qamishli-bombingAt least three people have been killed and several others injured in a triple bomb attack at a hotel in Syria’s Kurdish northeastern city of Qamishli on the border with Turkey.
Three bombers detonated their explosive belts at the Hadaya hotel in the center of the city, situated 800 kilometers (497 miles) northeast of the Syrian capital Damascus, on Tuesday.
A Kurdish official in Qamishli, Juan Mohammed, confirmed the attacks, adding that the hotel functioned as a municipality building.
There was no immediate claim of responsibility, but suspicion immediately fell on the al-Qaeda-affiliated Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant.
Militants from the terrorist group have been fighting Kurdish gunmen for months in northern Syria in battles that have left hundreds of people dead.
Syria has been the scene of deadly violence since March 2011. The Western powers and their regional allies – especially Qatar, Saudi Arabia, and Turkey – have been supporting the militants operating inside Syria.
The United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF) said on Tuesday that the number of children impacted by the Syrian crisis has more than doubled to 5.5 million in the past 12 months alone.
The agency further noted that more than 10,000 children have been killed in the violence, thousands have lost limbs, parents, teachers, schools, homes, and 1.2 million are now refugees living in camps and overwhelmed neighboring communities, where clean water, food and other basic items are scarce.

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