This Friday, January 6, a suicide bomber blew himself up in al-Midan quarter of Damascus, the heart of the capital. Fatalities included civilians and law enforcement personnel.
The terrorist explosion occurred in a traffic light of heavily populated area, near Hassan al-Hakeem Basic Education School. The attack comes a couple of days after the Free Syrian Army (FSA), a force of military defectors that fight against Bashar al-Assad’s regime, stated that they will end the tyranny of Syria’s president.
However, one high-ranking FSA officer denied the responsibility of such attack. Meanwhile one activist told CNN that the government was looking for an excuse to block off central Damascus since it knew that protesters were coming.
This suicide attack comes as Arab League monitors are in the country to determine if the Syrian government is abiding by an agreement to end its 10-month crackdown. (AV)