In a Sunday statement, Foreign Ministry Spokesman Bahram Qassemi condoled with the Syrian nation and government and the families of those killed and wounded in the ISIS car bombing in a refugee camp in Syria’s Deir ez-Zor.
“Such inhumane and brutal acts by the ISIS terrorist group are clear indication of the group’s frustration and defeat,” Qassemi said, adding that the end of ISIS is near thanks to the resistance and unity of the Syrian nation and government.
Dozens of refugees were killed and scores injured by a car bomb in the suburbs of Deir ez-Zor on Saturday, Syria’s state news agency SANA reported.
The bombing targeted the largest refugee gathering in the region, Sana reported. The blast occurred in the outskirts of the city, in the area near Conoco and al-Jafra gas fields.
The agency said that “large numbers of children and women” fell victim to the explosion, citing its own correspondent at the scene.
The assailant reportedly rammed the car, rigged with explosives, into the crowd before it blew up.