June 11, 2013
Bombers attacked a Damascus police station on Tuesday, killing at
least 14 people in the heart of the capital as President Bashar
al-Assad’s army fought rebels in their strongholds in the east and north
Syrian state media said two suicide bombers struck near a police
building in Marjeh Square, on the edge of the old city of Damascus.
Syrian television had initially said the bombs were placed in bags
outside shops in the square.
The British-based Syrian Observatory for Human Rights said one bomb
was detonated by a suicide attacker inside the police station and the
other just outside. It put the death toll at 15, most of them police.
Rebels battling to topple Assad have carried out regular bombings in
the capital but are on the defensive across much of the country after a
series of counter-attacks by his troops, supported near the Lebanese
border by Hezbollah militants.
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