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Bomb kills 10 soldiers in Syria

on June 17, 2013 10:00 AM

BEIRUT — A car bomb targeting a checkpoint near a military airport in an upscale neighborhood of the Syrian capital has killed 10 soldiers and wounded 10 others, activists said today.

The attack, which took place late Sunday in the Mazzeh district in western Damascus, comes as President Bashar Assad’s forces press ahead with an offensive to regain territory they lost to the rebels trying to topple his regime.

The Britain-based Syrian Observatory for Human Rights said today that 10 soldiers died in the attack in Mazzeh and 10 were wounded.

Syrian state media confirmed there was a blast near the military airport late Sunday but did not release any casualty figures.

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