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Syria: At Least 20 Killed As Central Bank Building Attacked

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At least 20 people were killed Monday in two bombings in Idlib, in northern Syria. The Syrian Observatory for Human Rights (SOHR) reported that the dead are mainly in members of the Syrian forces. The bombs exploded near the headquarters of the military intelligence building in that town near the Turkish border.

Earlier in the morning, the official news agency SANA reported about two bomb blasts in Idlib. They were blamed on “terrorists”.

The SOHR also reported an explosion in Damascus, probably caused by a car bomb. “A strong explosion rocked the suburb of Qoudsiya and it seems it was caused by a car bomb. There are initial indications about victims,” said a statement. On its part, the Syrian state television on Monday reported an attack with “RPG” rocket, which targeted the building of the Central Bank in the center of the capital Damascus, adding that the attack resulted in material damage only.

Over the weekend, the violence in Syria claimed 70 lives, including 47 civilians, according to SOHR.

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