1. EXPLOSION

    Massive Blasts Reported in Syria

    In this Sunday October 7, 2012 citizen journalism image provided by Edlib News Network, ENN, which has been authenticated based on its contents and other AP reporting, Free Syrian Army fighters sit on top of a military truck that was captured from the Syrian Army in the village off Khirbet al-Jouz, in the northern province of Idlib, Syria. The Turkish state-run Anadolu news agency said Sunday that the rebels had regained full control of Khirbet al-Jouz. (AP Photo/Edlib News Network ENN)

    Edlib News Network / AP Photo

    Two large blasts were reported near the official Air Force compound in Damascus on Monday night, the Syrian opposition said Tuesday. The death toll is still uncertain in the car bomb attacks, although opposition activists the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights claimed that “hundreds of regime forces” had been killed—and one opposition activist called it the “largest blast” he had seen since the uprising began last year. Meanwhile, heavy bombardments in Idlib, Homs, and other areas were reported on Monday as fighting between Syria and Turkey has continued for seven straight days.

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