A mortar attack has killed at least 22 civilians and injured some 65 in ‘‘Latakia’‘:https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Latakia in Syria.
Death and destruction is a daily occurrence in Syria, but an attack on the Alawite stronghold of President Bashar al-Assad is unusual.
The mortar hit an area close to Tishreen University.
A Russian military base is located in the small town of Hmeymin some 4km from Latakia.
Russia Mil Mi-24 crocodiles attack helicopters heavily armed take off every day to patrol its base in Latakia, Syria pic.twitter.com/EcCX0fifgU— aloysius (@aloysius34) October 28, 2015
No one group has claimed responsibility for the attack.