Fresh violence in Syria

2012-09-02 13:20

Damascus - A car bomb exploded near a mosque in the southern outskirts of Damascus, killing 15 people, state media reported on Sunday.

"An explosives-laden Suzuki vehicle, parked by an armed terrorist group near the Muaz Bin Jabal mosque, exploded on Saturday evening in the Sbeneh area of Damascus province," the state-owned Tishrin newspaper reported, adding that the blast struck close to a Palestinian refugee camp.

"The intensity of the explosion cut the bodies of the martyrs into pieces," the paper quoted a security official it did not identify as saying. "The blast also damaged the homes and property of people living nearby."

Located on the extreme southern edge of the capital, Sbeneh is a poor neighbourhood where anti-government sentiment is strong.

Hundreds of families have sought shelter in the district since fierce fighting broke out in Damascus in July, according to Rami Abdel Rahman, director of the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights.

A car bomb in the southeast Damascus suburb of Jaramana on 28 August killed at least 27 people, the Observatory said.

  • fidel.mgoqi - 2012-09-02 17:34

    These Jihadists are importing their terror into Syria! And these are the supposedly freedom, democracy, human rights loving Syrians. I hope the Syrian government terminates this vermin, and restore order in that country.

      gerhard.kress.3 - 2012-09-02 17:53

      Save your venom for the snake park.

      AnthonyfromAfrica - 2012-09-02 18:59

      Fidel, It is sad, that you don't have the brain capacity to see the difference between; ""freedom, democracy, human rights loving Syrians"" who are demanding an end to FIFTY YEARS of tyranny, AND a terrorist organisation with their own agenda! It is your murderous assad psychopath, who created the climate for these outside terrorists to come to Syria and commit their atrocities. But for the Syrians, these Jihadists are merely a side show, as they are too busy defeating THEIR terrorists, the crminal thugs who have been terrorizing them for FIFTY YEARS !!!

      fidel.mgoqi - 2012-09-02 19:11

      I thought pleading extenuating circumstances was only for liberals.

      fred.fraser.12 - 2012-09-02 20:33

      Fidel lumps Jihadists, who make up just 5% to 10% of those removing Assad from unelected power, together with Syrians and their families, who make up 90% to 95%. But then he believes Nelson Mandela is a phony, a lackey of the West, a modern-day Uncle Tom. (His words on the US/Mandela thread a few weeks ago).

  • Madhi - 2012-09-02 20:39

    So the terrorist supporters Gerhard, Anton,and Fred have not crossed Damascus yet? U have the blood of syrians ripped by bombs and whose homes are used a military basis by alqaida, what a shame.

      fred.fraser.12 - 2012-09-02 21:56

      Making things up doesn't make them true.

      AnthonyfromAfrica - 2012-09-03 04:51

      Madhi, There is no difference between you and the Nats, at the time of SA liberation struggle !!! The ones you call 'terrorists' in every other country in the world are called 'opposition' It is only the ignorant, dumb and stupid that fall for this 'terrorist BS" of that assad DOG !!

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