New blast in Syria: at least 16 are killed
At least 16 Syrian civilians have been injured in twin bomb explosions in the capital, Damascus, as insurgents continue their deadly attacks.
As the Syrian state SANA news agency informs, the two bombs went off within minutes of each other near al-Zahera Park in Damascus on Friday.
An initial blast drew in onlookers, who were hit by a second explosion moments later. A nurse and an ambulance driver are reported to be among the injured.
Syrian sources have blamed insurgents fighting against the government of President Bashar al-Assad for the attack. The bombings come as insurgents have been blamed for committing war crimes by executing soldiers after seizing army checkpoints in Idlib on Thursday.
Meanwhile, the Syrian Army has seized a large amount of weapons and ammunition, including machine guns, sniper rifles and grenades, from foreign-backed insurgents in Hama. They also defused an explosive device, which was planted by terrorist groups on al-Skelbeyh-Mharda road in Hama.
Syrian troops also clashed with armed groups in Dara'a and Dayr al-Zawr, killing and wounding a number of terrorists.
Clashes in Syria started since March, 2011. The opposition claims the Government and President Bashat al Assad must resign and the latter does not agree. He claims the opposition is directed by the foreign forces.