DAMASCUS, SYRIA (5:00 P.M.) – A huge explosion rocked the center of the jihadist heartland of Idlib as the city was on high security alert for search for ISIS sleeper cells.
Local activists reported that an IED planted into a car went off near the city’s main hospital.
The explosion wounded 5 people – including 2 children – and caused a substantial material damage to the hospital and adjacent buildings.
No one has yet claimed responsibility for the attack.
Hay’at Tahrir al-Sham, al-Qaeda-affiliate jihadi group which controls most of Idlib, launched a wide-scale campaign to crackdown on Islamic State sleeper cells across the city.