Nov 10, 2012
Twin suicide bombings shook a southern Syrian city on Saturday, killing at least 20 regime troops, an activist group said.
The early morning blasts in Daraa targeted an encampment for government forces in the city, according to the Britain-based Syrian Observatory for Human Rights, which relies on a network of activists on the ground.
The explosions were followed by clashes between regime forces and rebels fighting to topple President Bashar Assad, said the Observatory. Its chief, Rami Abdul-Rahman, said at least 20 soldiers were killed in the blasts but the claim could not be independently verified.
The state-run news agency SANA said the explosions caused multiple casualties and heavy material damage, but did not provide further details.