Sunday, November 17, 2013

The killings in Syria are so common that most news sources don't even bother to report them

31 Syrian soldiers killed by rebel bomb blast.
(AFP) At least 31 Syrian soldiers have been killed by a rebel bomb attack yesterday [SUN] on an army base near Damascus.

The blast comes amid a major regime offensive against rebel positions all around the capital and on second city Aleppo in the north.

Rami Abdel Rahman of the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights said three generals and a brigadier-general were among the 31 killed after a building in the army transport base in Harasta was completely levelled by the explosion.

The explosives appeared to have been placed "either inside or beneath the building in a tunnel", Mr Abdel Rahman added, suggesting rebels may have infiltrated the base.

A rebel group, the Direh al-Aasmeh (Shield of Damascus) brigade, claimed responsibility for the attack. [...]

More than 120,000 people have been killed in Syria's brutal war, and millions more forced to flee their homes.