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Syria’s Symphony Of Destruction: Massive Suicide Car Bombs Kill 59, Wounds 372 In Damascus


No one claimed responsibility yet, but given the size of the blasts and the fact that these were suicide car bombs suggests that Al-Qaeda was directly involved …

“Two suicide car bombers killed at least 59 people and wounded 372 in Damascus, Syrian officials and state media say.

This comes as the deadliest attacks in the Syrian capital since an uprising against President Bashar al-Assad began 14 months ago.

The blasts happened near a military intelligence building during morning rush hour. State TV showed burnt cars and two deep craters in the road.

The near-simultaneous explosions hit the al-Qazaz district just before 8 a.m. (0500 GMT), residents said. One blast punched a crater three meters (10 feet) deep in the city’s southern ring road.

Bloodied corpses and body parts could be seen on the road.

The Syrian Interior ministry said that the bombers used more than 1,000 kilograms of explosives in their vehicles.

Although no group has claimed responsibility for Thursday’s blasts, the Syrian government and the opposition blamed each other. Both sides are supposed to observe a ceasefire monitored by a UN team.

However violence has continued unabated across the country, with the restive city of Homs shelled again overnight.” Read more.

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