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Rebel car bombs rock Syrian town of Deraa
Published Saturday 10/11/2012 (updated) 11/11/2012 17:55
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Children play football in the streets of Syria's Homs.
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BEIRUT (Reuters) -- At least 20 Syrian security men were killed when two explosives-laden cars drove into a military camp in the southern town of Deraa on Saturday, an opposition watchdog said, in what appeared to be a double suicide attack by rebel forces.

In a conflicting report, state news agency SANA said three bombs had gone off in the town near the border with Jordan, killing seven people in what it described as a series of terrorist attacks.

Suicide bombings by hardline Islamist militant groups have become a regular feature of the 19-month old uprising against President Bashar Assad, though there were no immediate claims of responsibility for Saturday's attacks in Deraa.

The UK-based opposition Syrian Observatory for Human Rights said the first car had driven into a Deraa military camp and exploded. The casualties were caused by the detonation of the second vehicle which followed it, the Observatory said.

The Syrian state media report did not mention a military target.

It said one bomb had gone off in a busy commercial street.

A second - a car packed with anti-tank mines which did not all explode - was set off near a government office, damaging it and nearby commercial and residential buildings, it said.

The Syrian government routinely blames foreign-backed Islamist militants for the anti-Assad revolt, in which the Observatory says about 38,000 people have been killed.

A suicide bomber killed around 50 members of the Syrian security forces in the province of Hama on Monday, the Observatory reported.
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1 ) Mel / USA
10/11/2012 23:53
Unf***ingbelievable!! There is NO LEGAL,MORAL,ETHICAL,RATIONAL EXCUSE for our USG & NATO to be orchestrating this Wahabbi-led Absolutist,Islamist-EXTREMIST coup,on PLURALISTIC,SOCIAL-DEMOCRATIC Syria! I cannot fathom how our pluralistic USG & NATO can use EXTREMISTS-who despise democracy,& only want medieval TRIBAL POWER-again,to pull this COUP on Syrian Shia,for Western&al-Saud control!It's beyond everything we truely stand for! Shame on the West&their Salafist proxies!
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