At least 40 killed in twin car blasts near Damascus

At least 40 killed in twin car blasts near Damascus
Fri Oct 25, 2013 18:32:16

At least 40 people were killed and more than 90 injured Friday in twin car bombs explosions in a Damascus suburb.

According to al-Alam reporter quoted Syrian officials, the blasts happened in front of a mosque in Wadi Barada.

At least 13 children are among the dead, the report added.

The blasts came amid reports of greater achievements for the Syrian military, which has been tightening the noose around areas under the militants’ control.

Army units ambushed militants of Liwa’a al-Islam brigade in al-Otaybah district, 70 kilometers southwest of Damascus.

A number of insurgents were killed and their weaponry was seized in the raid.

Several militants of the al-Qaeda-affiliated Islamic state of Iraq and the Levant were also killed in clashes with Syrian national defense forces near the northern city of Aleppo.


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