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Roadside bomb attack kills 13 Syrian soldiers in Damascus – state television

Security forces will inspect the explosion site in central Damascus, Syria, on October 20, 2021.Reuters / Philus McDesi

October 20, 2021

Damascus (Reuters)-At least 13 Syrian soldiers were killed in a roadside bomb attack as a bus crossed a bridge in central Damascus during the early Wednesday morning rush hour, state television reported.

Syrian state television posted an image of a scorched hut on the bus to a Telegram account and was able to see rescue workers removing parts of their bodies. Channel reported that at least 13 people were killed and 3 were injured.

Two explosive devices were activated when the bus was on the Hafez al-Assad Bridge, and the addition of a third device was rejected by Army engineering forces after authorities said it was a “terrorist” explosion. Said that.

This year, in eastern Syria, there were several attacks on military vehicles by suspected Islamic State militants operating in vast desert areas.

The United Nations says at least 350,000 people were killed during the civil war that began 10 years ago.

Explosions in Damascus have been rare since troops loyal to President Bashar al-Assad dominated the city’s rebels’ outposts. With the help of Russia’s military presence and Iran’s Shiite militia, Assad now controls most of the country.

(Report by Kinda Makieh, Written by Maher Chmaytelli, Edited by Jacqueline Wong & Simon Cameron-Moore)



Roadside bomb attack kills 13 Syrian soldiers in Damascus – state television

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