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Bombing in Damascus Christian area, casualties

A suicide bomb attack struck a Christian district in the heart of Syria's capital on Thursday, state news agency SANA reported, adding that there were casualties. "A terrorist suicide bombing near the Ihsan charity and a... church in the Bab Sharqi district. There are reports of casualties," the agency said, without elaborating. rm-ser/srm

Damascus bomb kills two: watchdog

A bomb killed at least two people on Sunday in a neighbourhood of central Damascus that is mainly home to members of President Bashar al-Assad's Alawite minority, a monitoring group said. Rebels claimed responsibility for the attack. State news agency SANA gave a higher toll of three dead, including a three-year-old child. "The blast that shook the Mazzeh 86 area of Damascus, home to an Alawite majority, was produced by an explosive device planted in a vehicle," the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights said. "At least two people were killed."

Three killed in Damascus bombing: watchdog

A suicide attack on Sunday hit the northern Damascus district of Rukn al-Din, the Syrian state broadcaster reported while a watchdog said three people were killed in the attack. "A terrorist suicide explosion... hit the Rukn al-Din neighbourhood of Damascus. There are reports of victims," state television said although it did not provide a toll. The Syrian Observatory for Human Rights said three people killed in the explosion, but it did not specify what had caused the blast.

Suicide bombing hits north Damascus, casualties: TV

A suicide attack Sunday hit the northern Damascus district of Rukn al-Din, said Syrian state television, which also cited an unknown number of casualties. "A terrorist suicide explosion... hit the Rukn al-Din neighbourhood of Damascus. There are reports of victims," said the broadcaster. The Syrian Observatory for Human Rights meanwhile reported two explosions in the neighbourhood, though it did not specify what had caused the blasts. The Britain-based group also said the security forces deployed en masse in the district and closed off several roads in the area.

Suicide bombing hits north Damascus, casualties: TV

A suicide attack Sunday hit the northern Damascus district of Rukn al-Din, said Syrian state television, which also cited an unknown number of casualties. "A terrorist suicide explosion... hit the Rukn al-Din neighbourhood of Damascus. There are reports of victims," said the broadcaster. rm-ser/bpz

Damascus blasts kill 14 near police station

At least 14 people were killed when twin explosions caused by suicide bomb attackers struck near a police station in Damascus Tuesday, state television said, updating its earlier toll. "The number of casualties after a twin suicide attack in Marjeh square has risen to 14 dead and 31 injured," said the broadcaster. ser/bpz

Damascus blasts kill 14 near police station

At least 14 people were killed when twin explosions caused by suicide bomb attackers struck near a police station in Damascus Tuesday, state television said, updating its earlier toll. "The number of casualties after a twin suicide attack in Marjeh square has risen to 14 dead and 31 injured," said the broadcaster. "The two suicide explosions took place near a police station," it added. The Syrian Observatory for Human Rights also reported the blasts, but put the toll higher at 15.

Blast in central Damascus kills nine

A blast rocked the central Damascus district of Marjeh on Tuesday, Syrian state television said, with a watchdog group saying at least nine people were killed in the attack. "Terrorist explosion in Marjeh district of Damascus and preliminary information on casualties," state television reported. "The toll in a car bomb near the old interior ministry building Marjeh district rose to nine and the number was expected to rise further because there are dozens of injured, some in critical condition," the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights watchdog said.

Blast in central Damascus, casualties: state tv

A blast rocked the central Damascus district of Marjeh on Tuesday causing casualties, Syrian state television said, with an AFP correspondent reporting automatic arms fire after the explosion. "Terrorist explosion in Marjeh district of Damascus and preliminary information on casualties," state television al-Ikhbaryiya reported. bur-sah/bpz

Syria air strikes near Damascus

Syria's air force carried out air strikes on rebel enclaves near Damascus on Thursday, while clashes pitted rebels against troops in the north of the capital, a monitoring group said. Warplanes also struck villages in the northwestern province of Idlib, rebel-controlled Raqa in the north, Hasake in the northeast and Daraa in the south, said the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights. Helicopters, meanwhile, strafed several targets in the Eastern Ghouta area, east of Damascus, a rebel stronghold and scene of intense battles in past months.
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