1. SYRIA

    Three Car Bombs Rock Aleppo

    In this photo released by the Syrian official news agency SANA, Syrian army soldiers and security officers check the rubble of destroyed buildings at the scene where triple bombs exploded at the Saadallah al-Jabri square, in Aleppo city, Syria, Wednesday Oct. 3, 2012. Three powerful explosions rocked the main square in a government-controlled central district of Aleppo on Wednesday, the Syrian state-run TV said. Activists reported multiple casualties and heavy material damage. (AP Photo/SANA)

    SANA / AP Photo

    Twenty-five people are dead and at least 70 wounded after a series of explosions ripped through downtown Aleppo on Wednesday, according to a Syrian official. Syrian media reported “three terrorist explosions” in the city that has been the site of fighting between opposition forces and troops loyal to President Bashar al-Assad. The Syrian Observatory for Human Rights, an activist group based in Britain, reported that most of the victims in the explosion that went off in a central city square were members of the Syrian military.

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