DAMASCUS- Two massive explosions rocked the
Syrian capital Damascus early on Thursday around 08:00 a.m. sending plumes of
smoke billowing into the sky.
Spokesman Jihad Makdissi sent at his Twitter account “Today's Terrorist attack
might be the strongest and bloodiest.”
Press reports said earlier that two strong explosions have shaken
the Syrian capital Damascus. Reports added “The nature of the Thursday morning
blasts was not immediately clear. Thick black smoke could be seen at a distance
on the east side of the capital.”
reports say that the two explosions targeted two Security Forces buildings in
the capital Damascus.
Syrian TV reported "Terrorist explosions took place in the
Kezaz area in the central of Damascus”
State-run Syrian TV reported two explosions in Damascus and said
that “Terrorist explosions took place at just as Syrians were heading for their
school and jobs”, but gave no further details.
The Syrian Government
blamed "terrorists" and said dozens were killed and wounded.
There was no immediate information on casualties but the residents
told Reuters security forces had cordoned off the Tadamun neighborhood of the
city and they could hear ambulance sirens.
An Associated Press
reporter at the scene said medical workers were collecting human remains from
the streets after the explosions, and there were smoldering cars and pickup
trucks in the area. The outer wall of a military intelligence building
collapsed, although the structure inside appeared intact.
Later, Syria TV aired footage from the site and filmed damages and
disaster at the place. Syria TV said “Dozens have been killed and wounded in
the Damascus bombings.”
Gunfire along with ambulance could be heard clearly at this
In turn, Syria state-run news agency reports
“Two terrorist explosions hit Damascus near al-Qazaz intersection at the southern
The explosions took place at a
densely populated area as they coincided with the employees and the
students are going to their jobs and schools, SANA added.
There was no claim of responsibility for Thursday's blasts. But an
Al Qaeda-inspired group has claimed responsibility for several past explosions,
raising fears that terrorist groups are entering the fray and exploiting the
The U.N said weeks ago that more than 9,000 people had been
killed. Hundreds more have died since.
Central Damascus is tightly under the control of official forces
loyal to President Bashar al-Assad but has been struck by several bomb attacks,
often targeting security installations or convoys.
Damascus has been the target of a number of bombs in past months
as President Bashar al-Assad`s regime is faced with a revolt against his regime
which his forces are attempting to crush.