Bomb Blasts in Syria Kill 43

At least six explosions in Syrian cities killed more than 43 people on Monday, according to the Syrian Arab News Agency. The Islamic State media outlet Amaq claimed the attacks, most of which targeted government-controlled areas. Bombs were detonated in Tartus, Homs, Damascus, and Hasakeh around the same times. Other organizations, including the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights, claimed the death toll was closer to 47. Thirty-five of the victims were likely killed in two bombs that were detonated along a highway in Tartus. Eight people were killed when an ISIS militant on a motorcycle blew himself up in Hasakeh.