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As a result of a double terrorist attack in Damascus, the 44 man died, 166 was injured

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As a result of a double terrorist attack in Damascus, the 44 man died, 166 was injuredThe explosions thundered near the buildings of the Syrian secret services. Authorities suspect al-Qaeda.

In the Syrian capital, Damascus, the day of December 23 thundered two powerful explosions. According to the statement of Faisal Mikdad, the deputy head of the Syrian Foreign Ministry killed at least 44 and injured 166 people as a result of the attacks, RIA "reportsNews".

According to the Syrian State Television, the attack was carried out by two suicide bombers who almost simultaneously loaded off-road vehicles loaded with explosives into the headquarters, as well as into another building of the General Directorate of State Security, an analogue of the FSB of Syria. The victims of the attacks were not only military personnel, but also civilians.

The shown video shows the damaged buildings, the rescuers carrying out the bloodied people, the ambulance cars, reports the BBC.

“The house was shaken by the explosions. It was scary,” said Syrian journalist Hamidi Nydahl, who lives near the headquarters where the attack occurred. The journalist also said that after the explosions, shooting was heard almost immediately.

So far no one has taken responsibility for the attack. However, the authorities stated that the explosions that took place were the work of al-Qaeda militants.

At the same time, opposition activists argue that both attacks are rigged by government forces to convince observers from the Arab League (League of Arab States), who arrived in the country the day before, that militants are operating in the Syrian capital.

The main task of foreign observers is to prepare the conditions for the work of the Arab League mission. In particular, specialists should establish who is responsible for the death of civilians - Syrian Interior Ministry officials and military or armed fighters who, according to the authorities, attack state institutions and citizens' homes, as well as incite religious strife.

The consent of the Syrian authorities to meet the Arab League, the experts were perceived differently. Some believe that the Syrian authorities are trying to avoid sanctions against the country by the UN, others that Bashar Assad, the president of the country, is trying to gain time.

The Syrian National Council, which unites the opposition forces of the country, declares that the concessions of the Arab League by the Syrian authorities are not such, this is just a political maneuver. “Such“ behavior ”is just a trick undertaken by the regime to conceal its crimes,” said Burkhan Galiun, leader of the SNA. He also added that if the government does not stop the repression, the opposition will appeal to the Arab countries for military assistance to protect the protesters.

Participants in the unrest put forward the requirement for the resignation of the head of state. They also accuse the government of using against civilians weapons. The authorities threw regular troops, armored vehicles and Tanks, stating that force is used against armed gangs.

During the nine months of the armed clashes, according to the UN, more than 5 thousand people became victims of the unrest. The official Syrian authorities cite more modest numbers: 1,5 thousand dead, of which 1,1 thousand law enforcement officers. At the same time, for the entire period of confrontation in the country, no explosions involving suicide bombers were recorded.
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  1. dred
    dred 24 December 2011 12: 31
    +5
    Already in Syria terrorist attacks!
    1. Pavel V
      Pavel V 24 December 2011 12: 35
      +9
      The opposition has not been smelling here for a long time. Only sheer terrorists, provocateurs and agents of the Western special services in a compartment with a fifth column, where money is everything.
      1. Alexei
        Alexei 24 December 2011 14: 23
        +3
        The explosions were made specifically to show the world how unstable Syria and Assad are "shining". And, you must admit, it would be very strange to assume that this is in the hands of the states, which grabbed Assad with a stranglehold.
        1. Ostwind
          Ostwind 24 December 2011 17: 59
          +3
          Remember, this was also the case with us (house bombings in Moscow and Volgodonsk) and until the most stringent measures to combat terrorism were taken, such threats were constant.
          The "opposition" of Syria is nothing more than banal armed gangs seeking to undermine state foundations.
    2. Vadivak
      Vadivak 24 December 2011 20: 30
      +1
      This is not terrorist attacks, this is war and it is being fought by Saudi Arabia by order of the USA
  2. Smilodon
    Smilodon 24 December 2011 12: 31
    +6
    Washington's hand?
  3. Pavel V
    Pavel V 24 December 2011 12: 33
    0
    The opposition has not been smelling here for a long time. Only sheer terrorists, provocateurs and agents of the Western special services in a compartment with a fifth column, where money is everything.
  4. Odesit
    Odesit 24 December 2011 12: 38
    +2
    I think not only of Washington. Very similar to the Israeli secret services. First of all, they need to destroy Syria as a stable state. But in general, why be surprised? The script worked out. well-known to all, so that nothing new. I feel sorry for people.
    1. Denis
      Denis 24 December 2011 18: 09
      +2
      And as far as we know, Washington and Israel work hand in hand, so it doesn’t matter whose hand it is important that these bastards get up!
    2. Vadivak
      Vadivak 24 December 2011 20: 31
      +2
      Quote: Odess
      I think not only of Washington. Very similar to the Israeli secret services.


      Who prints dollars and wages war
      1. Odesit
        Odesit 25 December 2011 17: 08
        -2
        The dollar is not a fighter - the fire will not lead. This is only a means. A military unit is bought for a dollar, and then like the classics.
  5. Odessa
    Odessa 24 December 2011 12: 45
    -1
    And someone from Moscow’s especially clever OMON yesterday hurried to send to Syria? There are dozens of kilometers from Syria, I’m probably writing about what. Syria still remains a bargaining chip, but Assad wouldn’t be stingy, he has both air defense and aviation, he himself knows how to deal with Alkaida and the rebels with opponents of the regime. And besides this, all the main bets are only on LAS!
    1. Odesit
      Odesit 24 December 2011 12: 55
      0
      Dear countrywoman! One can argue for a long time about the qualitative composition of Syria’s air defense. Let's talk openly. The offensive potential of Israel is much higher than the Syrian. And with regards to Alkaida, then gentlemen from Mossad, when they need to know how to negotiate and take off and with a bald hell. Have you been in Latvia for a long time?
      1. Odessa
        Odessa 24 December 2011 13: 10
        0
        Hello, one can argue about quality, but between Israel and Syria, there are only mutual claims to the Golan Heights and this is far from news. And methods of such terror attacks to solve such issues are not included in Israeli plans. Only yesterday wrote about this under the publication of Change regime in Syria is a matter of time. So there is absolutely no relationship sad between the Golan and the bombings in Damascus!
        1. Odesit
          Odesit 24 December 2011 13: 19
          0
          Hello! Don't you think you are oversimplifying the question? The Golan Heights, of course, are just a territorial component of the conflict. In my opinion, the question is much broader. After all, it is about the existence of the State of Israel. And one way or another, Syria does not really want it to exist (well, at least "without speaking to itself"). Now about terrorism. Almost all states use it in metered quantities. There are many facts. and now about the LAS. Excuse me! But when such personalities as the king of Saudi Arabia and others like him talk about human rights, I just find it funny. Sincerely.
  6. shmack
    shmack 24 December 2011 12: 50
    -5
    Take your time in blaming Washington and the Jews. The main puppeteer in this case is the Saudi king.
    1. SAMEDOV SULEYMAN
      SAMEDOV SULEYMAN 24 December 2011 13: 00
      +3
      shmack,
      Quote: shmack
      The main puppeteer in this case is the Saudi king

      What badun is it from? There are screenwriters and performers, to which caste do you rank Saudi Arabia?
      1. shmack
        shmack 24 December 2011 13: 51
        +3
        It is the SA that presses most of all on Syria; it is the CA that initiated the actual expulsion of Syria from the Arab League. The Saudis each time welcomed the overthrow of secular regimes in Arab countries, but quickly and decisively drowned in blood a Shiite uprising in their allied Bahrain. Emirate and Qatari Air Force bombed Libya (and not just Western ones), Qatari special forces stormed Tripoli. The Saudi king constantly appeals to all Arabs to unite against the Iranian threat. And so on and so forth...
        1. SAMEDOV SULEYMAN
          SAMEDOV SULEYMAN 24 December 2011 14: 55
          +6
          That is Saudi Arabia is the doll, and the puppeteer of the United States.
          1. shmack
            shmack 24 December 2011 15: 19
            -2
            Those. Do the Americans, in your opinion, tempt the most irreconcilable religious fanatics so that they create a huge Islamist Pan-Arab association around themselves? Strengthened your influence in the world? Have the Americans arranged a second 1973? Yes, it’s logical ...
  7. Chuck-norris
    Chuck-norris 24 December 2011 13: 38
    +2
    And Washington and the Saudis and the Jews. And all to poor Syria tongue
  8. Orthodox
    Orthodox 24 December 2011 13: 39
    +1
    my condolences to the Syrians, well done that do not give up.
  9. Odesit
    Odesit 24 December 2011 14: 04
    -1
    In general, it is very strange to observe how the UAE, Saudi Arabia and others like the monarchy talk about freedom and human rights while this is happening among themselves. that if they had treated their citizens in other countries this way (I won’t think of any examples for themselves), the defenders of freedom from the Capitol Hill would have screamed in shouting about the violation of democracy. What are some corporal punishments, complete control over the media and no, etc. In reality, the question is about the conflict of interests of Sunnis and Shiites. In addition, it is much more profitable for states to see conservative monarchies in the Middle East neutral to them than secular states that have their own political position. In general, the events showed. that there is no unity of the Arab world. They betray each other for the sake of their petty interests. However, the question arises - maybe it will be beneficial for us in the end.
    1. Alexei
      Alexei 24 December 2011 14: 42
      +2
      If the United States did not exist, then it’s profitable - oil is jumping, I don’t want to sell. And so on the unstable Arab expanses, the army of pendos strides briskly, with worldwide approval. In the meantime, he steps - the military sets up the bazookas, breaks in weapons, pulls the soldiers. Write off your debts.
  10. Odessa
    Odessa 24 December 2011 14: 22
    +1
    Odesit,
    there is no unity of the Arab world, it’s absolutely true! Therefore, the LAS is not stable and shaky. With a competent approach, the Libyan-Egyptian massacres could be prevented. Only each of the LAS states was worried about their own ... when they weren’t rallying, and when necessary, each for himself. And it is possible that Russia will again be in the role of a peacemaker in the BV. Since from NATO and only the Turks practically many are turned back.
  11. Odesit
    Odesit 24 December 2011 14: 43
    0
    Odessa woman.
    peacekeeping mission in the Middle East. Sounds very tempting. But it seems to me. that's currently the task. unfortunately we can't do it. Such a mission cannot be limited to Syria and Egypt alone. here it is necessary to "settle" the entire North of the African continent. and also to admonish overly zealous monarchs of the Persian Gulf. This, as you understand, will require huge funds and equipment. I'm not even talking about the issue of the transfer of troops (this is a separate sad topic). The Turks are holding the straits. And the air and land routes are difficult. In addition, the United States and its associates will never let such an operation go through the UN Security Council. What is the alternative? Start by yourself? Unrealistic. So, summarizing the above, you need to limit yourself to the supply of weapons, the presence of the fleet, air patrols, etc.
    1. Odessa
      Odessa 24 December 2011 14: 48
      0
      Russians almost always differed in their ability to think. It is not necessary to pull up the technique, sometimes an explanation can be used to gain more understanding than a demonstration of a force-axiom. And in matters of the strategic plan as well.
      1. Alexei
        Alexei 24 December 2011 14: 57
        +5
        It would be nice, but the Russians always and at all times had to fight for their truth.
        1. Odessa
          Odessa 24 December 2011 15: 09
          0
          That’s exactly what’s for your own. And for someone else’s-Arab? It’s better to act as a parliamentarian, peacemaker, initiator of negotiations, etc., than to jump right into the fire.
      2. SAMEDOV SULEYMAN
        SAMEDOV SULEYMAN 24 December 2011 15: 06
        0
        LAS is a fat snobs, there was no unity among the Arabs even during the time of Saladdin who opposed the Crusades and you think that Russia will be able to explain something to someone. Washington benefits from this state of affairs, having several of its proteges in the LAS, it does what it pleases and God forbid if they (LAS) have unity, everything will crumble like a house of cards.
  12. APASUS
    APASUS 24 December 2011 15: 38
    0
    It has long been clear that behind the slogan "people against Assad" Washington's ears stick out, even if not directly participating !!!
    "People's anger" strongly resembles the participation of forces with special training.
  13. Rexei
    Rexei 24 December 2011 15: 43
    +2
    Like an explosion - so immediately Al Qaeda! This is either paranoia of special services, or simple laziness and unwillingness to investigate everything in detail ...
  14. sashalenovo
    sashalenovo 24 December 2011 18: 55
    +1
    Russia may support the UN resolution on Syria. This was announced in New York by the representative of Russia at the UN Vitaly Churkin.http: //svpressa.ru/politic/article/48324/ So the days of Assad are numbered.
  15. PSih2097
    PSih2097 25 December 2011 13: 53
    0
    As a result of a double terrorist attack in Damascus, the 44 man died, 166 was injured

    That is why I offered an internship for our riot police and FSB officers ... This is in the Syrian regions, and who will protect our citizens?
    1. Odessa
      Odessa 25 December 2011 14: 54
      0
      And the citizens of Russia living in Syria will be protected by the state, during the Lebanese company, Russia took its citizens out of the war zone. Here you are good fellows, do not leave yours to the mercy of fate. But some Israelis with the second Russian citizenship, feet in Russia independently did during the same company. And riot police, and now the FSB should not continue to be sent to Syria.
  16. Leisure
    Leisure 19 March 2012 15: 16
    0
    Echo of Damascus, "As a result of the double terrorist attack in Damascus, 440000000 people died, 166000000000 were injured."