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Damascus buries car bomb victims

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Damascus buries car bomb victims


The people of Damascus have been burying their dead following yesterday’s twin car bombings that killed 44 people.

The Muslim Brotherhood, blamed along with al-Qaeda for the atrocity by the authorities, today “totally denied” any responsibility.

The interior ministry says a further 166 people were wounded in the explosions, which targeted security buildings in the heart of the Syrian capital.

Today also sees the arrival of the head of the Arab League’s observers delegation, a Sudanese general. The delegation is expected to arrive on Monday to oversee the League’s peace plan, which calls for a withdrawal of troops from protest-hit cities and towns, a prisoner release, and talks with the opposition.

Lebanon has warned of al-Qaeda units infiltrating the country from across its border. Al-Qaeda are Sunni Muslim militants, while President Assad’s regime is built around the minority Shi’ite Alawite branch of Islam.

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