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Interesting Article: "Suicide Bombing Kills 25, Wounds Dozens in Syrian Capital" by MyFox / Syria published Friday, January 6th, 2012


An interesting article mentioned that a suicide bombing hit Damascus on Friday, killing 25 people and wounding dozens ahead of mass protests called by anti-government protesters angry at the failure of Arab League observers to quell violence in the country. Syrian state TV reported that the blast -- which occurred two weeks after 44 people died in twin bombings targeting state security services -- was carried out by "terrorists" in the Midan neighborhood of Damascus. The Local Coordination Committees (LCC), an opposition activist group which has organized anti-regime protests since March, said in a statement sent to AFP in Nicosia that another explosion was heard in the suburb of Tal. The Syrian government blamed the previous attacks on al Qaeda terrorists targeting Syria's intelligence administration, however opposition groups accused the regime of being responsible. What other information is out there about this bombing?


According to the LCC, protests were also underway in Syria's second city Aleppo as well as central Hama, the port city of Latakia and Daraa in the south, where security forces fired tear gas to disperse them. UN observers say more than 5,000 people have died in Syria since March last year in president Bashar al Assad bloody crackdown on anti-government protesters. According to witnesses, the explosion took place near Hassan al-Hakeem Basic Education School, an area that is crowded with residents and passersby. This terrorist bombing is the third to hit the capital Damascus after twin terrorist attacks, less than a minute between them, targeted the State Security Directorate and another Security Branch in Damascus on December 23, 2011, marking an escalation in the terrorist attacks afflicting Syria at the hands of armed terrorist groups for more than nine months. The two previous attacks, according to the investigations, were carried out by two suicide bombers with two booby-trapped cars, causing a death toll of 44 security and civilian martyrs and 166 wounded, the majority were civilians. The Interior Ministry said in a statement that the modus operandi of the attacks and the selection of targeted areas (both of which are crowded in order to kill the biggest number of civilians possible) have the fingerprints of al-Qaeda all over them. Compared to many parts of the country which have been convulsed by the 10-month old uprising, Damascus has been relatively quiet under the tight control of ruthless security agencies loyal to President Bashar Assad. The government has long contended that the turmoil in Syria this year is not an uprising but the work of terrorists and foreign-backed armed gangs. The opposition however has questioned the government's allegations. It has hinted that the regime itself could have been behind the attack, noting it came during a visit by Arab League observers investigating Assad's bloody crackdown of the popular revolt. Air force Col. Riad al-Asaad, leader of the main armed group fighting the regime, denied responsibility for Friday's bus bombing in an interview with pan-Arab Al-Jazeera TV. He said his organization, the Free Syrian Army, "doesn't have the experience to carry out such explosions." He spoke from Turkey, where the group is based. Some analysts believe though that the popular uprising in Syria against the Alawi-led minority regime of Bashar al-Assad poses a serious challenge to U.S. national security in the Middle East. As it fights for its survival amid escalating violence, the Syrian regime risks not only the deepening of civil strife in the country, but also provoking sectarian strife in the region, potentially drawing in U.S. military involvement. Washington has thus far been cautious in dealing with Syria, favoring strong words and sanctions against the regime and supporting Arab efforts to stop the violent military crackdown. Meanwhile, Syria continues its slow, steady descent into sectarian strife. There is the militarization of segments of the opposition, as manifested by the creation of the Free Syrian Army, and the targeted sectarian murders committed in mixed towns, especially in Homs. Indeed, the recent suicide bombings in Damascus, regardless of the identity of the as-yet-unknown culprits, could well be a portent of what may happen in the multireligious, multiethnic country. This premonition of escalating violence is shared by many in the region, including those within the ranks of the Syrian opposition. Analysts also believe that the notion that the terminally ill Syrian regime will collapse soon is not accurate. The regime has life support from Iran, Iraq and Lebanon, and thrives on terror and Arab schisms. This makes any reactive or reflexive American involvement in Syria fraught with uncertainties and serious risks. Let us see how it goes, but I for one believe that there will be an upcoming civil war in Syria that will be much more violent than Libya. 

References:
http://www.sana.sy/eng/337/2012/01/06/392647.htm    
http://www.foxnews.com/world/2012/01/06/syria-explosion-targets-police-bus-in-damascus/#ixzz1ih3cfUJ0
http://articles.cnn.com/2012-01-03/opinion/opinion_rabil-syria_1_syrian-national-council-syrian-opposition-arab-league?_s=PM:OPINION

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