Tuesday, September 25, 2012

Massive Blast Rocks Damascus

An office of the Palestine Branch of Syrian intelligence was bombed Tuesday. The large explosion has been reported by al Arabiya and responsibility was claimed by both the secular and Islamist rebels. According to the rebels, a major general and two colonels were killed as well as dozens of others.
Residents said smoke was billowing from the area in southeastern Damascus and an activist said ambulances were rushing to the scene. “At exactly 9:35 a.m., seven improvised devices were set off in two explosions to target a school used for weekly planning meetings between shabbiha militia and security officers,” said Abu Moaz, a leader of Ansar al-Islam, one of the rebel groups in the 18-month-old revolt against President Bashar al-Assad, according to Reuters.
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