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Fri Apr 27, 2012, 09:55 PM

Syria suicide bombing kills nine in Damascus

Source: Los Angeles Times

A bomber strikes outside a mosque in an opposition stronghold of Damascus, the Syrian capital. Bashar Assad's government blames terrorists, but the opposition accuses the government.

BEIRUT Two weeks after a supposed cease-fire was meant to bring an end to violence in Syria, an explosion Friday ripped through the capital, Damascus, killing at least nine people and injuring almost 30.

A suicide bomber in the pro-opposition Midan neighborhood detonated an explosives belt near a school and the Zein Abidin mosque as worshipers were leaving Friday prayers, the Interior Ministry said. Those killed included civilians and law enforcement officers, state media said.

The ministry blamed "terrorist groups" for the attack, but opposition activists said the government was probably behind the blast.




Read more: http://www.latimes.com/news/nationworld/world/la-fg-syria-explosions-20120428,0,1769658.story



The bombing came two days after an explosion in the central city of Hama razed several homes and caused numerous deaths. Activists and the regime traded accusations in that attack as well.

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Rhiannon12866 Apr 2012 OP
oberliner Apr 2012 #1
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oberliner Apr 2012 #3
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Cooley Hurd Apr 2012 #5

Response to Rhiannon12866 (Original post)

Fri Apr 27, 2012, 09:57 PM

1. What is the death toll up to at this point?

Horrifying what is going on over there.

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Response to oberliner (Reply #1)

Fri Apr 27, 2012, 10:02 PM

2. I can't imagine they even have an accurate count now

There is such chaos and the numbers are staggering, seems to be another attack pretty much everyday.

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Response to Rhiannon12866 (Reply #2)

Fri Apr 27, 2012, 10:04 PM

3. Getting to be like Iraq or Afghanistan

Too many suicide bombings to keep track of in those cases.

They hardly make the news anymore.

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Response to oberliner (Reply #3)

Fri Apr 27, 2012, 10:35 PM

4. Yes, it is, sounds terrifyingly out of control...

And there seems to be one horrible incident somewhere in the region so frequently, it's barely mentioned in the news. The last stupid thing Mittens/Boehner/McConnell said leads the news and the horrors of the daily tragedies for those in harm's way, including both of our unfinished wars, become a footnote, or only are reported in the print media.

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Response to Rhiannon12866 (Original post)

Sat Apr 28, 2012, 04:12 AM

5. K&R - very troubling!!!

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