Explosions Rip Syrian Capital of Damascus

The Syrian front has just escalated from critical to red alert.

At least 50 people have been killed in two strong explosions that ripped through the Syrian capital, Damascus, in the deadliest attack on the capital since the country’s uprising began 14 months ago. The explosions heavily damaged a military intelligence building. The blasts happened at about 7:50 am, when employees are usually arriving at work.

Images from this morning’s bombing are below:

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Syrian inspectors investigate the crater in front of a damaged military intelligence building where two bombs exploded Bassem Tellawi/AP

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A member of the Syrian security forces walks past destroyed vehicles at the site of twin blasts in DamascusPicture: LOUAI BESHARA/AFP/GettyImages
An aerial view of the site of twin blasts in DamascusPicture: SANA / AFP/Getty
Norwegian Major General Robert Mooda, the head of the UN observers mission in Syria, arrives to inspect the site of twin blastsPicture: LOUAI BESHARA/AFP/GettyImages
Smoke rises from the site of twin blasts in DamascusPicture: SANA
Cars burn at the scene of the blastsPicture: SANA

 

Source: The Telegraph