Five bomb attacks, claimed by ISIS, kill 40 people in Syria
Four of the attacks targeted government-held areas and one a Kurdish town in Syria early Monday.The deadliest claimed 30 civilian lives outside Tartous, which is home to a Russian naval base, in two waves. The first was a car bomb, the second a suicide belt detonated against the first responders. An army checkpoint in Homs was hit at the same time by a car bomb. Two officers were killed. There was another explosion near the town of al-Saboura outside Damascus. In Hassaka, a Kurdish-dominated area, an explosives-packed motorcycle was blown up at the Marsho roundabout, killing three Kurdish security personnel and two civilians. .