ISIL attacks Syrian "safe zones"
At least 78 people killed near Russian military bases in Syrian blasts linked to Islamic StateI suspect this more of a response to the pressure ISIL is under in the turf it currently holds. The group has a tendency to lash out when under pressure. They are currently under attack in their Syrian strongholds and in Iraq.
It was the worst single day of violence to hit the relatively calm coastal provinces bordering the Mediterranean since the Syrian war began five years ago.