Separate explosions kill 21 security forces, civilians in Syria
April 18, 2012
At least 13 security forces and eight civilians have been killed in two separate bomb attacks in the northwestern Syrian city of Aleppo.
On Tuesday, a car bomb targeted a bus transporting Syrian law enforcement members near a gas station in Aleppo’s al-Shaar neighborhood.
The attack left at least four security forces and one civilian dead.
The second bomb exploded under a bridge in the city as a bus, which was also carrying troops, passed by. At least 16 people, including seven civilians, were killed in the assault.
Saudi and Qatari security officials are reportedly accused of being involved in such bombings in Syria. Both Arab states have openly expressed support for an armed insurgency campaign to overthrow the government of President Bashar al-Assad.
[hat tip: Friends of Syria]