Damascus Bomber Strikes After Car Chase, Syria Conflict


A suicide bomber has instigated an attack in the Syrian capital, going by the reports at least 19 people were killed. The state TV said that the Syrian police had been running after three suspected car bombers that were planning to get into the capital. However, police stopped and denoted two of the vehicles, but the third driver entered Tahrir block in the east and blew himself up after being enclosed. The Syria is amidst of the six-year-old civil war, with Damascus still frequently under the control of the government. According to the reports, at least 12 people were wounded in Sunday’s blast.

As per the state TV, the attackers had organized to bomb crowded areas in the main city on the first day of the week after the Muslim holy month of Ramadan. A police official told state news agency Sana that “The terrorist bombings killed and wounded several civilians and caused physical damage to the area”.

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“Gunfire at around 06:00 (03:00 GMT), then an explosion, which smashed the glass of houses in the neighborhood,” a local resident told AFP what he heard. As per the police, the attackers planned to target busy areas in the capital. As of now, no terrorist group took the responsibility of the attack. Even more than 300,000 people have lost their lives in the Syrian battle, which commenced with anti-government protests in 2011. The UN’s refugee agency says that since the discord started out about 5.5 million individuals have left the nation, and another 6.3 million have been left internally out of space. Near about 500,000 Syria refugees return home.

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Damascus has always been mostly under the charge of President Bashar al-Assad and shunned much of the fighting.

On the other hand, the capital has experienced quite a few of suicide blast attacks.

In March, more than 40 people were killed in two bomb attacks in the capital of which the majority of them Iraqi pilgrims visiting the Bab al-Saghir cemetery, which residences Shia mausoleums. A Jihadist group associated with al-Qaeda took the responsibility of that attack.

After a few days, an attack on the capital’s main court complex murdered at least 31 innocents. Later, the attack was claimed by the Islamic State militant group (IS).

These kinds of attacks may become more frequent being loses the territory and resorts to its tactic of dazzling soft targets in urban areas to spread instability, the BBC’s Arab affairs editor Sebastian Usher reported.

The army continues to fight rebels in the eastern suburban areas of Jobar and Ain Tarma.