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Deadly car bomb hits Damascus suburb

Deadly car bomb hits Damascus suburb

by Reuters

A car blast in the edge of the Syrian capital kills at least 10 people and wounds over 60 others.

A car bomb killed at least ten people and wounded more than 60 when it exploded on the edge of Damascus Thursday.

State news agency SANA said that the bomb hit the al-Siyouf Square in Jaramanah. It blamed "terrorists", a term the Syrian government uses for rebels who are fighting a two-year-old civil war against President Bashar al-Assad.

Crowds gathered at the blast site... sifting through damage to buildings and vehicles.

After rebel gains around the country, the army has pushed back in recent weeks. The insurgents use mortars and car bombs to hit areas still held by the government.

The United Nations says nearly 100,000 people have been killed in the war.