6 Oct 2023

Funerals held in Syria for 100 people killed in one of country’s deadliest attacks in years

Foreign Affairs Correspondent

Syria has begun three days of mourning as funerals are held for the 100 people killed in one of the country’s deadliest attacks in years.

The health ministry says 31 women and five children were among the dead after a drone strike on a graduation ceremony at Homs Military Academy. Following the attack, government forces bombarded the last major rebel-held region, in parts of Idlib and Aleppo provinces killing at least 12 civilians.