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July 20, 2013
17:44 // 1 year ago
April 30, 2013

Latest bombing leaves more than ten dead in Damascus

  • 13 people were killed when a bomb detonated in front of the country’s former Interior Ministry building on Tuesday, blowing out windows and heavily damaging vehicles in the area as well.
  • 70 were also injured by the blast, according to state-run Syria Television, which exploded inside a Damascus neighbor currently held by the government of President Bashar al-Assad. Both the rebels and regime forces also continue to accuse one another of an apparent chemical attack on Monday. sources
16:08 // 1 year ago
April 29, 2013

Multiple dead following assassination attempt on high-ranking Syrian official

  • 6 people died following an assassination attempt on the Syrian prime minister, according to early reports from the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights. A car bomb was used to target the convoy transporting Dr. Wael al-Halki; however, only a single member of his entourage was among the dead. No one has claimed responsibility for the attack at this time. source
16:39 // 1 year ago
April 23, 2013
18:30 // 1 year ago
April 22, 2013

Possible terror attack thwarted by Canadian police on Monday

  • 2 people were arrested by Canadian police on Monday in connection with an an alleged plot to attack a passenger train, which U.S. officials say connects Toronto and New York. The alleged attackers, neither of whom is a Canadian citizen, are accused of planning to derail the train. Authorities currently believe that the duo was receiving support from al-Qaeda, but have revealed few other details at this time. (Updated with new information, h/t JoeyLucas — Scott @ SFB) source
16:23 // 1 year ago
April 13, 2013

Fatal bus bombing in northwestern Pakistan

  • 9people killed in the bombing of a bus in Pakistan, in Peshawar, a city in the country’s norrthwest. Injuries were sustained by another 9 people in the blast. The region the bus was bombed in has been the site of operations against the Pakistani Taliban, as well as other militants, though nobody has yet claimed responsibility. source
15:06 // 1 year ago
February 21, 2013

The second most-deadly bombing of the Syrian conflict took place on Thursday

  • 53 people were killed when a massive explosion ripped through Damascus near Syria’s Ba’ath Party headquarters, and two additional explosions in other parts of the city claimed 13 more lives within minutes of the attack.
  • 250 people were wounded in the attack, which is the deadliest since a double suicide bombing left 55 people dead last May. Rebel forces and those loyal to Syrian President Bashar al-Assad have been fighting in Damascus for weeks, but recent upticks in the violence have some wondering if Assad could be forced to flee the Syrian capital soon. source

(Source: Guardian)

15:33 // 1 year ago
November 25, 2012

Bombing strikes procession of Shia muslims in Pakistan

  • 6 people killed when a bomb blast struck a group of Shia muslims in Pakistan today, in a procession commemorating the holiday of Ashura.
  • 90 people injured in the blast; the Pakistani Taliban has committed a long line of sectarian attacks on the Shia community, this last week bringing the death toll to more than 30. source
16:23 // 1 year ago
November 7, 2012

Syrian opposition takes the fight to top Assad loyalists

  • yesterday The Syrian Arab news agency (SANA) reported that the brother of the Syrian Parliament’s speaker, Mohammad Osama al-Laham, was assassinated by opposition gunmen.
  • today A remotely detonated explosive device claimed the life of Abad Nadhwah, a judge from Damascus that has remained loyal to Syria’s President Bashar al-Assad. Both killings were described to be the work of “terrorists” by Syria’s state-run news agency. source
18:31 // 1 year ago
September 8, 2012
17:19 // 1 year ago