Car Bombing Shakes Aleppo
A car bombing detonated near the political security branch in the northern city of Aleppo. The bomb killed three people and wounded at least 25 others in Syria’s second-largest city Sunday, according to the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights.
The government news agency has classified the explosion as a “terrorist bombing,” occuring only a day after a series of explosions in Damascus that killed dozens. The blast occurred a day after a series of explosions in Damascus that killed dozens.
Capt. Ammar al-Wawi of the rebel Free Syria Army stated:
“This is the regime’s game. This is how they play their dirty tricks. They carry out these types of explosions from time to time to get more international support and compassion…They are desperately trying to prove to the world that they are fighting against armed gangs, but the reality is they are the ones who are doing all the killings.”
According to the Syrian Arab News Agency, 27 people were killed after two car bombs exploded on Saturday in crowded areas in the capital, Damascus. The explosions also injured 140 people and caused serious damage to surrounding buildings including Syrian government facilities.
Witnesses reported one explosion occurred near the customs criminal investigations department and another struck near the air force intelligence headquarters, close to where twin bombings struck the offices of two security branches in December.
Opposition activists stated at the time that the regime staged those attacks to bolster its claim that the government is fighting terrorists, but the government also blamed the same attacks on “terrorists.”
Al-Wawi continued on to say:
“The Free Syria Army had nothing to do with these explosions, which caused heavy casualties among civilians, because that’s not our mission. We are fighting against the regime brutality, not against our people.”
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