Al-Qaeda may be behind Syria blasts

2011-12-23 13:00
Damascus - State TV says twin explosions that shook the heart of the Syrian capital on Friday were from suicide car bombs that may have been the work of al-Qaeda militants.

State TV has made no mention of casualties. The blasts are the first such attack in the Syrian capital since the start of the uprising against President Bashar Assad in March and come a day after the arrival of a team of Arab League observers.

An Associated Press reporter in Damascus says the blasts went off within a minute of one another in the Kfar Sousa district, where the state security and intelligence buildings are located. Residents report hearing gunfire afterwards.

Syria has portrayed the nine-month uprising in Syria as the work of terrorist extremists and armed gangs.

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