Today Damascus, the capital of Syria suffered one of the bloodiest strikes since the uprising that began 14 months ago. Two “terrorist suicide attacks” left 55 people dead.
The Syrian Interior Ministry said 55 civilians and members of the security forces perished in the blasts. The explosion left 372 people wounded and there were “massive material losses”. The opposition Syrian Observatory for Human Rights informed that the attack left 59 people dead.
Two booby-trapped cars loaded with more than 1,000 kg of explosives and driven by suicidal terrorists carried out the blasts. The explosion occurred at an intersection in Qazzaz, a heavily populated neighborhood with students and employees.
Now two opposition movements, the Syrian National Council and the National Coordination Committee for Democratic Change blamed the regime for the attacks. The opposition states that Bashar al-Assad is performing these bombings in the large cities of Aleppo and Damascus to undermine the credibility of the resistance. (AV)