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Attack on Syrian military HQ in Damascus

Syrian State television has broadcast closed-circuit television footage of two suicide car bomb blasts near the Syrian military's General Staff Command Building in Damascus. The Telegraph reports:

Four security guards were killed and 14 civilians and security personnel were wounded in twin blasts that hit a military complex in Damascus on Wednesday, Syrian state television quoted a military source as saying.
The Free Syrian Army, the main rebel force fighting to overthrow President Bashar al-Assad, claimed responsibility for the attack in the heart of the capital.

In addition, The Al Nusrah Front for the People of the Levant, an al Qaeda-linked jihadist group that is fighting Bashir al Assad's regime in Syria, has also claimed credit for the attack. See Long War Journal coverage: Al Nusrah front claims complex suicide assault on Syrian Army HQ

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