Toll in twin Syria car bombs climbs to 26

The site of a car bombing in Hamam Square on the outskirts of Latakia, Syria on Sept 2, 2015.
The site of a car bombing in Hamam Square on the outskirts of Latakia, Syria on Sept 2, 2015.PHOTO: EPA
Syrian citizens and policemen inspecting the site of a car bombing in Hamam Sqaure on the outskirts of Latakia, Syria on Sept 2, 2015.
Syrian citizens and policemen inspecting the site of a car bombing in Hamam Sqaure on the outskirts of Latakia, Syria on Sept 2, 2015. PHOTO: EPA

BEIRUT (AFP) - The toll from twin car bombs that rocked the outskirts of the Syrian city of Sweida on Friday has risen to 26 people, including a prominent Druze cleric, a monitor said.

"The death toll from the car bomb attacks outside Sweida has risen to 26 people. Another 50 people are wounded," said Rami Abdel Rahman, head of the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights.

Among those killed was prominent Druze leader Sheikh Wahid al-Balous, who spoke out often against both the Syrian regime and Islamists.