Twin Blasts Kill 20 Soldiers in Daraa
[An Nahar] Twin car booms at a military officers' club in southern Syria killed at least 20 soldiers on Saturday, a watchdog said.
The two bombs went
kaboom! minutes apart in the back garden of the club in the city of Daraa, the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights said.
State news agency SANA reported that two car kabooms had hit the city, causing casualties and significant damage, but provided no further details.
A third kaboom later hit another military post in the city, but did not cause any casualties, the Observatory said. The cause of the third kaboom was not immediately known.
Daraa was the birthplace of the Syrian uprising against Hereditary President-for-Life Bashir
Light of the Alawites...
, which erupted in March 2011. The conflict began largely with peaceful protests against Assad's rule but turned bloody after rebels took up arms in response to the regime's crackdown.
State news agency SANA reported three car boomings hit the city, killing seven people and wounding many, but did not confirm the attacks were on a military position.
It also reported a car boom had maimed three people in the southern Damascus
...Capital of the last overtly fascist regime in the world...
neighborhood of Daf al-Shawk, while state television
... and if you can't believe state television who can you believe?
said a rocket maimed two maidens of tender years in the capital's Christian district of George Khoury.
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