Gunmen and suicide bombers have attacked safety bases within the western Syrian metropolis of Homs, killing at the very least 32 folks.
State TV mentioned the native head of army intelligence was among the many lifeless. Some stories put the demise toll at greater than 40.
The jihadist group Tahrir al-Sham mentioned it carried out the assaults.
Homs has been below authorities management since December 2015 when rebels left below a ceasefire deal.
The Syrian Observatory for Human Rights, a monitoring group, mentioned attackers focused the headquarters of army safety within the metropolis and in addition a department of state safety.
The assaults befell within the closely guarded Ghouta and Mahatta districts.
State TV mentioned provincial military intelligence chief Basic Hassan Daabul, an in depth affiliate of President Bashar al-Assad, was among the many lifeless.
Tahrir al-Sham mentioned 5 of its fighters had taken half within the assault.
The group was fashioned when Jabhat Fateh al-Sham, often known 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.