Lebanon FM condemns Damascus explosion


Lebanon Foreign Minister Adnan Mansour condemned on Friday the explosion that tore through the Damascus densely populated neighborhood of Al-Midan, killing 25 people and wounding dozens more.

“Once again, terrorism has hit the Syrian capital to indicate the emergence of a new dangerous phase that does not only target Syria but the whole region,” National News Agency quoted Mansour as saying.

The Syrian state media blamed “terrorists” for the second such attack on the Syrian capital in two weeks.

Mansour, who represents the Amal Movement ( which is headed by Speaker Nabih Berri a close ally of Hezbollah ) in the cabinet is a strong supporter of the Syrian regime.

Lebanon’s political scene is split between supporters of Syrian President Bashar al-Assad’s regime, led by Hezbollah, and the pro-Western March 14 camp.



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