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Violence hits the Daraa, birthplace of the Syrian rebellion.
Two bomb explosions were reported in Syria's southern city of Daraa today, according to state television and activist groups, said the Associated Press.
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Syria's official Sana news agency did not provide additional details, but the UK-based Syrian Observatory for Human Rights told Reuters today the blasts were suicide car bombings that killed dozens of security officers.
The watchdog group is fed information by opposition sources on the ground in Syria, and they told AP the explosions followed clashes between regime and rebel forces in Daraa, where the rebels first launched a rebellion against the government last March.
The resulting conflict quickly devolved into a civil war believed to have taken over 30,000 lives.
State-run television reported "news of casualties among civilians and big material damage in the two places," according to Reuters, but provided no further information.
Today's unrest comes a day after some 9,000 people fled the country within 24 hours, a move that may signal rising violence.