Thursday, October 11, 2012

Damascus blast

  • Syria Blast Targets Army Compounds In Damascus

    ... Syria Blast, Syria Conflict, Syria Crisis, Syria Updates, World News. AMMAN, Oct 11 (Reuters) - A large bomb exploded in an area housing security and army compounds west of Umayyad Square in central Damascus on Thursday, opposition activists said.

  • Russia, Syria Blast Turkey for Forcing Plane Landing to Search for Arms

    Turkey issued military jets to escort the planes after receiving intelligence that "non-civilian cargo" was aborad the Airbus A0320 bound for Damascus. There were 30 Russian passengers aboard the plane, 17 of whom were denied requests to meet with ...

  • Blasts may have struck prison of torture in Syria

    The blasts were among a barrage of explosions, gunfire and shelling reported from the Damascus area early Tuesday, suggesting the civil war may be zeroing in further on the Syrian capital.

  • Car bomb blast rocks Syria's air force intelligence compound

    A suicide car bomb went off in front of air force intelligence compound at Harasta suburb of Damascus. • Intense clashes have followed the blast and are still raging on. • No reports of casualties have emerged with the absence of official comments.

  • Syria, Turkey Trade Fire; Blast Hits Damascus Police

    Syria and Turkey exchanged artillery fire for a fifth straight day on Sunday, while insurgents struck police headquarters in Damascus, in the third high-profile attack in the Syrian capital in recent weeks. The escalating pressure in the capital and ...

  • Blasts Hit Syria Military Headquarters

    The explosions were the largest to hit Damascus since a bombing in July, not far from the site of Wednesday's blasts, that killed three top government officials. Wednesday's attack left the army command building almost entirely burned, while a crater ...

  • Blast hits police HQ in Damascus

    Witnesses told AFP the blast was followed by heavy gunfire, while the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights reported casualties without giving a breakdown for the latest in a string of bombings of high-level security targets in Damascus. Jihadist groups ...

  • Car bomb near police headquarters in Damascus

    2012 -. DAMASCUS, Syria (AP) -- A Syrian government official says a car bomb has exploded near police headquarters in central Damascus. Residents reported hearing a huge explosion that rattled the Syrian capital just after sundown Sunday. The official ...

  • Blast Kills At Least 30 in Syria's North

    Earlier reports said at least 50 were killed in the blast. Meanwhile, Syrian state television said a military helicopter that crashed near Damascus clipped the tail of a Syrian passenger plane in midair. The report said the passenger jet landed safely ...

  • Syrian rebels seize border crossing with Turkey as blasts shake Damascus

    Two bombs also exploded in a Damascus suburb, causing civilian casualties, according to Syria's state news agency SANA.

  • Car bomb blast at police building in Damascus - state media

    BEIRUT Oct 7 (Reuters) - A car bomb exploded near a police headquarters in the Syrian capital Damascus on Sunday, state media and opposition activists said.

  • Massive Blasts Reported in Syria

    Two large blasts were reported near the official Air Force compound in Damascus on Monday night, the Syrian opposition said Tuesday.

  • Damascus Police Headquarters, Security Office Bombed: Jazeera

    A powerful blast targeted the Damascus police headquarters late today, al-Jazeera reported, citing Muath al-Shami, an anti-government activist in the Syrian capital.

  • Blast in northern Syria targets troops

    BEIRUT (AP) - An explosion targeting Syrian regime forces killed at least three people in northern Syria on Wednesday - and possibly up to 18 - amid rising violence ahead of a visit by the new U.N.

  • Syrian opposition claims: Bomb blast hits security site in Damascus, scores ...

    A powerful explosion rocked a school used by security forces and pro-government militias "Shabbiha" in Damascus causing casualties, the Syrian observatory for human rights reported. According to the Syrian opposition, explosive charges were planted ...

  • Car bomb hits Syrian capital Damascus, 1 killed

    DAMASCUS: A car bomb exploded today near the police headquarters in central Damascus, killing at least one person and damaging nearby buildings, Syria's state-run news agency said.

  • Car bomb explodes near Damascus police headquarters, killing one

    The blast is the latest in a series of bombings and suicide attacks targeting security personnel and government institutions as Syria plunges deeper into chaos.

  • Midnight blast rattles district in Syria

    DAMASCUS - A loud blast was heard after midnight Monday in the Damascus district of al-Mazzeh, the second to rock the capital within hours, witnesses say.

  • Blast Hits Damascus Police HQ as Turkey Retaliates to New Syrian Shelling

    One person was killed in a car bomb attack on a street in central Damascus on Sunday where the police headquarters is located, Syrian state media said, as the Turkish army returned fire after a shell launched from Syria struck the southeastern Turkish ...

  • Syria: Air Force Intelligence complex in Damascus was Bombed late Monday

    DAMASCUS- Twin blasts at a military base near Damascus by suicide bombers, one driving a bomb-laden ambulance, killed dozens of people while the fate of prisoners held there is unknown, sources said.

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