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Euronews correspondent at scene of Damascus blast

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Euronews correspondent at scene of Damascus blast


Minutes after two bomb blasts ripped through the streets of Damascus our correspondent Bora Bayraktar was at the scene which he says was one of carnage with many people obviously caught in the explosions.

“There are more than 20 cars which have been destroyed, inside are burned corpses. There are buses and taxis and you can see bodies which look as if they have been vaporised. According to Syrian officials these have been the biggest blasts in the capital to date. A crowd gathered chanting pro-Assad slogans.

“Just last night I was with the Syrian Minister for Information. He stressed to me his concern that al-Qaeda is becoming more active in the region. No group has claimed responsibility or has been named as being behind these explosions but suspicions have been raised they could be the work of al-Qaeda. The minister added terrorist attacks are becoming more sophisticated, the targets chosen well, while there are too many common factors between these attacks in Syria and ones in Iraq and Afghanistan.”

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