The U.N. Security Council strongly condemned the “terrorist attacks” in Syria on Thursday, urging all parties to the 14-month conflict to cease armed violence and comply with a U.N.-backed peace plan as the Syrian envoy accused al-Qaeda of masterminding the attacks against his country. Two suicide car bombers killed 55 people and wounded nearly 400 […]
The twin suicide car-bombings that reportedly killed 55 people and wounded 372 in Damascus on Thursday prompted a familiar set of responses: State television blamed unspecified “terrorists” for the atrocity, in keeping with its habit of linking all anti-regime violence to jihadist extremism;
The bombings that tore through Damascus on Thursday morning were the sixth terrorist attack to have struck the city since December. Five of those attacks have come in the last two months, further complicating
Syrian security forces fanned out in Hama on Thursday as protesters splashed red paint symbolizing blood in the streets to mark the 30th anniversary of a notorious massacre carried out by President Bashar Assad’s father and predecessor.