Syria car bombs kill 26, including anti-regime Druze cleric

September 5, 2015 10:22 AM

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Syria car bombs kill 26, including anti-regime Druze cleric

BEIRUT, Lebanon—A prominent Druze cleric known for criticizing Syria’s regime and Islamists was assassinated in a car bomb attack that killed 25 others and sparked riots outside the city of Sweida on Friday, a monitor said.

“Sheikh Wahid al-Balous was killed in a car bomb attack as he was driving on the outskirts of Sweida city,” said Rami Abdel Rahman, head of the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights.

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