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Syria in Blood2012-02-10 19:40
25 people killed and 175 wounded as result of two bombings in northern Syria in Aleppo. According RBC referring to the Syrian news agency SANA, among those killed there are many soldiers and civilians.
The blasts at intervals of five minutes thundered near the headquarters of military intelligence in the region of Aleppo Jadid, near the police station. The two cars exploded near the building of military intelligence, resulting great damage of the facade of the station, the fence was partially destroyed. In the neighboring houses windows were shattered.
According to "Argumenty i Fakty" ("Arguments and Facts"), the attacks were directed against the headquarters of military intelligence and security department. Earlier it was reported that the bombings had resulted "big number of law enforcement officers and civilians killed".
As reported by Metro.ru, according to the correspondent of the TV channel "Surya" in Aleppo, explosion in the area of Aleppo Jadid was of a "great power". The power of the bobb, he said, was "more than 20 kilograms" of TNT. The facade of military intelligence was severely damaged.
The second explosion was equally powerful. A suicide bomber exploded a car just 100 meters from the building of the security forces at a time when a meeting of the officers was held there.
According to NTV.ru, Russian Consul General in Aleppo Rashid Sadikov told RIA Novosti that among those working in Aleppo Russian citizens there were no casualties. According to him, additional measures to protect the Russian embassy were taken.
Since March 2011, in Syria the continuing standoff between authorities and opposition claimed the lives of more than five thousand people. In order to monitor the situation the mission of the observers of the League of Arab States (LAS) was sent the country in late December 2011.
January 22 2012, according to the results of its work, the Foreign Ministers of countries-members of the Arab League has worked out a peace plan providing retirement of al-Assad and holding parliamentary and presidential elections in Syria. Damascus has rejected these proposals. After that several Arab countries reported termination of participation of their representatives in the monitoring mission. January 28, its work was suspended due to the worsening situation.