A car bomb was used to kill at least 37 people in the Syrian city of Homs. “Another nine [were] killed by a rocket that followed” the car bomb.
This follows an earlier attack “on a technical institute in central Damascus” that killed 14 and wounded 80.
According to the BBC, “Homs has been a key battleground between government forces and rebels, with large parts of the city in ruins.” In Damascus the Syrian government has been successful in pushing back the rebels, who have responded by launching rockets and mortars into the city.
The Syrian government blamed the attacks on “terrorists”–a descriptive they apply to “all those seeking to depose Bashar al-Assad.”
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