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Deadly car bombs hit Damascus


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Deadly car bombs hit Damascus

Dozens of people have been killed in a series of coordinated multiple bombings in a district of the Syrian capital Damascus.

It happened in Jaramana, an area in the east of the city loyal to President Bashar al-Assad.

State media reported that two powerful car-bombs detonated shortly after 6.30am local time.

Two more smaller devices exploded in nearby streets causing damage to buildings.

Some observers have noted a surge in the offensive to overthrow Assad. Over the past ten days, rebels have taken control of five army and air bases and have strengthened their presence around Aleppo and Idlib.

The opposition are gathering momentum away from the battlefield too.

Earlier this month numerous opposition groups agreed to unite in coalition.

Sixty or so delegates have gathered in Cairo for the coalition’s first full meeting.

Over two days, they are trying to form a transitional government for Syria and to name a prime minister.

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