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Update: Suicide bombing in Damascus kills 4

Update: Suicide bombing in Damascus kills 4 DAMASCUS, Dec. 3 (Xinhua) -- A suicide bomber, wearing an explosive belt, detonated himself Tuesday at a military-run administrative unit in the capital Damascus, killing four people and injuring 17 others, the local Sham FM radio reported. The 205 Unit is tasked with compensating the families of the martyrs at al-Jubbeh area near Jisr al-Abyad in Damascus, according to the report. The state-run SANA news agency said the suicide bomber detonated himself at the Jisr al-Abyad area, without mentioning the military unit.

Suicide bombing in Damascus kills 2

Suicide bombing in Damascus kills 2 DAMASCUS, Dec. 3 (Xinhua) -- A suicide bomber, wearing an explosive belt, detonated himself Tuesday at a military-run administrative unit in the capital Damascus, killing two people and injuring others, the local Sham FM radio reported. The 205 Unit is tasked with compensating the families of the martyrs at al-Jubbeh area near Jisr al-Abyad in Damascus, according to the report. The state-run SANA news agency said the suicide bomber detonated himself at the Jisr al-Abyad area, without mentioning the military unit.

Damascus bombs, mortar fire kill three: state media

Twin bombings and mortar fire killed three people and wounded 22 near the Syrian capital's famed Ummayad mosque on Thursday, state news agency SANA reported. "Three people were killed and 22 wounded in terrorist attacks with mortar rounds and the explosion of two bombs," SANA said, citing police officials. The attacks took place on Mardam Bek Street and in the Kalassa district, near the outskirts of the historic mosque and the bustling Hamidiyeh market.

Suicide bombing in Damascus Christian area kills 4

A suicide bomb attack in a Christian area in the heart of the Syrian capital on Thursday killed at least four people, state television said. "A terrorist suicide bombing... in Damascus has left four people dead and several others wounded," the broadcaster said. The Syrian Observatory for Human Rights confirmed the toll. "A suicide bomber detonated his explosives near the Mariamite church," said the Britain-based watchdog, referring to an order of the Maronite church. "According to preliminary reports, four people were killed and several others wounded," it added.

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.

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.

URGENT ¥¥¥ Damascus mosque attack kills top cleric: Syria TV

A suicide attack hit a Damascus mosque in the Mazraa neighbourhood of the capital on Thursday, just north of the city centre, killing a senior pro-regime Sunni cleric, Syrian state television reported. "Senior cleric Dr Mohammed Saeed Ramadan al-Bouti was martyred in a terrorist suicide attack at the Iman Mosque in Mazraa in Damascus," the channel said, adding that there were reports of more dead and wounded. kam-sah/srm

Car bomb kills five soldiers in Damascus as clashes erupt

A suicide car bomb blew up at an army checkpoint in northeastern Damascus on Monday night, leaving five soldiers killed, a watchdog said, as rebels pressed toward the centre of the capital. The Syrian Observatory for Human Rights reported heavy fighting around the checkpoint, located on the edge of rebel-held Qaboon district, and between the adjacent district of Jobar and the iconic Abbasid Square. A security source confirmed the attack against the checkpoint and said that there were casualties among the troops without giving a figure.

UPDATE 6-Car bomb kills over 50 near Damascus ruling party office

* TV footage shows charred bodies, widespread damage * Explosion on road near Baath offices, Russian Embassy * Activists report other blasts in Damascus (Adds eight killed in separate car bomb) By Dominic Evans BEIRUT, Feb 21 (Reuters) - A car bomb killed more than 50 people and wounded 200 in central Damascus on Thursday when it blew up on a busy highway close to ruling Baath Party offices and the Russian Embassy, state media and activists said.
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