Skip to comments.Damascus blast kills at least 17
Posted on 09/26/2008 11:48:08 PM PDT by james500
At least 17 people been killed by a suspected car bomb in the Syrian capital Damascus, say local media reports.
Syria's Dunia television said the explosion had targeted a security forces installation.
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Those damn Amish again.
Prayers out to the families affected by these cold and evil b*stards. May they find the solace and comfort they need to deal with the pain this senseless tragedy has wrought.
Are we REALLY sure we want Obammie as the Commander in Chief?
Targeting the Syrian security forces is dangerous business. I wonder who would take such a risk?
I wonder is this linked to the build-up of Syrian troops on the Lebanese border, noticed last week.
Syrian TV: Damascus car bomb kills 17
A car bomb exploded in the Syrian capital Damascus on Saturday, killing 17 people and wounding 14, Syrian state television reported.
The car was rigged with some 200 kg of explosives, the television said.
It was the first explosion in Syria since the car bomb assassination of Imad Mughniyah, military commander of the Islamist group Hezbollah, in February.
Syria’s a hot spot, ain’t it? This was printed yesterday.
A UN inquiry into alleged Syrian nuclear activity has been delayed by the assassination of UN investigators’ top contact in Damascus.
Diplomats say the IAEA was dealing with Brig Gen Mohamed Suleiman before he was shot at a beach last month.
If this was carried out by some Lebanese nationalist group then I’d expect Syria to repond to this.
hot spot since the world was created and will be to the end
“The bombing is the most deadly single attack to have ever hit Syria”- Al Jazeera
I’m thinking this might be a Reichstag, long knives kinda moment.
Russians in port ?
AQ ?,,,I don’t know,,,
Also,,,Israel could have put a “HIT” on somebody...
Pretty good excuse to use those 10,000 troops.
Glad to hear that.
I clicked on this wondering who was the target. This just doesn’t happen there....someone wanted someone very dead.
An intelligence building is also located in the area, but cars are not normally allowed to park nearby and it was not clear how close the bombing was to the building. Police sealed off the area, blocking motorists and pedestrians from approaching from where the blast occurred around 8:45 A.M.
The morning commute was underway....someone who works in that building was the target as they passed by maybe.
There were no immediate reports whether this person was killed or injured.
Witnesses in the area, however, said some of the killed were intelligence men in plain clothes who were killed near the secret service headquarters.
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