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At least 54 killed in Syria blast

Posted By admin On September 20, 2012 @ 8:30 am In World News | Comments Disabled

YNet News [1]
September 20, 2012

At least 54 people were killed and dozens wounded when an air strike hit a fuel station in Syria’s northern province of al-Raqqa on Thursday, the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights said.

The British-based group, which has a network of activists across Syria, cited an activist in the region saying that more than 110 people were among the dead and wounded.

The explosion went off in the town of Ain Issa, about 25 miles (40 kilometers) from the Turkish border. Witness told the Observatory that the blast was caused by an airstrike, although the group could not independently confirm the cause of the explosion.

Earlier this week, Amnesty International released a report saying that the Syrian government has been carrying out indiscriminate air bombardments and artillery strikes on residential areas that do not target opposition fighters or military objectives, and instead appear aimed solely at punishing civilians seen as sympathetic to rebel forces.

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