Bombs exploded at a Damascus school—a security site occupied by pro-government militias and security forces. The explosives are believed to have been planted by rebels. While a rebel group leader said that “at exactly 9:35 a.m., seven improvised devices were set off in two explosions to target a school used for weekly planning meetings between shabbiha militia and security officers,” Syria's state-run news agency has not reported the incident. “There were several officers present, and we are hoping they will be part of a large number of killed in this operation,” the rebel leader said. The Syrian capital has played host to daily fighting between rebels and government forces in the past 18 months since the revolt began.
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