Gunmen and suicide bombers have attacked safety bases within the western Syrian metropolis of Homs, killing no less than 32 individuals.
State TV stated the native head of navy intelligence was among the many lifeless. Some studies put the demise toll at greater than 40.
The jihadist group Tahrir al-Sham stated it carried out the assaults.
Homs has been beneath authorities management since December 2015 when rebels left beneath a ceasefire deal.
The Syrian Observatory for Human Rights, a monitoring group, stated attackers focused the headquarters of navy safety within the metropolis and in addition a department of state safety.
The assaults passed off within the closely guarded Ghouta and Mahatta districts.
State TV stated provincial military intelligence chief Common Hassan Daabul, an in depth affiliate of President Bashar al-Assad, was among the many lifeless.
Tahrir al-Sham stated 5 of its fighters had taken half within the assault.
The group was fashioned when Jabhat Fateh al-Sham, referred to as the Nusra Entrance till it broke off formal ties with al-Qaeda final July, merged with 4 smaller Syrian factions.
Earlier this month it introduced that its chief was Hashim al-Sheikh, who beforehand served as head of the highly effective Islamist insurgent group, Ahrar al-Sham.