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Syria says at least 53 killed in Damascus car bomb
A massive car bomb exploded near Syria's ruling party headquarters in Damascus on Thursday, killing at least 53 people and scattering mangled bodies amid the smouldering wreckage.

Syrian state media put the toll at 53 with more than 200 wounded. However, anti-regime activists said 59 died, which would make this the deadliest attack in the capital since the Syrian uprising began nearly two years ago. In May, a double suicide bombing killed 55 people in Damascus.

Three straight days of mortar attacks on the centre of Damascus after recent rebel advances in the suburbs marked the most sustained rebel challenge in the heart of President Bashar Assad's seat of power.

Within hours of the car bombing, two other bombs went off elsewhere in the city and a mortar attack struck the army's central command. Thirteen people were killed by the other two bombs, activists said.

While no group has claimed responsibility, the attacks suggest that rebel fighters who have gotten bogged down in their attempts to storm the capital are resorting to guerrilla tactics to loosen Assad's grip on the capital.

Posted by:tipper

#5  You gotta be Fuckin kiddin me. The fact that the SNC can't even admit that this is the work of radical Islamic savages speaks volumes.

This kind of stuff is routine Arab BS. Expecting these guys to abide by any rules is simply magical thinking. Opponents like these are why nukes were invented.
Posted by: Zhang Fei   2013-02-21 22:27  

#4  The terrorist Assad regime bears the most responsibility for all the crimes that happen…

You gotta be Fuckin kiddin me. The fact that the SNC can’t even admit that this is the work of radical Islamic savages speaks volumes.
Posted by: DepotGuy   2013-02-21 19:58  

#3  Dont' despair mighty Alawite warriors the Hizzboys are on the way!
Posted by: Shipman   2013-02-21 17:39  

#2  Oh, Free _Syrian_ Army. For a sec I thought it meant Free S&#% Army.
Posted by: Thing From Snowy Mountain   2013-02-21 17:18  

#1  After the big boom in Damascus today - right next to the Ruskie Emb. - Ruskie TV (RT) is going nuts about the FSA threatening to attack Hezbully in Leb for invading Syria and helping Assad.
FSA has some sort of ULTIMATUM (TM).
Posted by: Water Modem   2013-02-21 17:06