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Syria crisis: Damascus blast ‘kills 16 soldiers’

October 19, 2013

At least 16 Syrian soldiers have been killed in a suicide bombing and fighting that followed in a Damascus suburb, activists say.

The blast triggered clashes at a checkpoint near the mainly-Christian area of Jaramana, the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights said.

State media blamed “terrorists” for the explosion but did not give details.

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