facebook
twitter
rss
account
search
search
 

Bomb blast in government military building near Damascus kills 31

Nov. 18, 2013 at 1:32 AM   |   Comments

HARASTA, Syria, Nov. 18 (UPI) -- A bomb leveled a government building Sunday in Harasta, Syria, killing 31 Syrian troops, including four senior officers, a group that supports the rebels said.

The Syrian Observatory for Human Rights in London said explosives were placed in a building on a government military base in the Damascus suburb, The New York Times reported. The building was flattened by the blast, the anti-Assad regime group said.

The group said the bomb appeared to have been placed inside the building or in a tunnel.

Government officials and state media had not confirmed the attack, the newspaper said.

The Times said the attack may have been an attempt by Syrian rebels seeking to topple President Bashar Assad to counter his military's recent advances.

© 2013 United Press International, Inc. All Rights Reserved. Any reproduction, republication, redistribution and/or modification of any UPI content is expressly prohibited without UPI's prior written consent.
Recommended UPI Stories
Most Popular
1
Father of five children thought they would kill him, feed him to dogs Father of five children thought they would kill him, feed him to dogs
2
New video shows missing UVA student the morning she disappeared New video shows missing UVA student the morning she disappeared
3
Norways Kongsberg to demo missile for U.S. Navy Norways Kongsberg to demo missile for U.S. Navy
4
Peshmerga forces kill senior Islamic State commander Peshmerga forces kill senior Islamic State commander
5
Playboy Magazine names UPenn top party school for 2014 Playboy Magazine names UPenn top party school for 2014
Trending News
Video
x
Feedback