Damascus Rocked by Twin Blasts

    In this photo released by the Syrian official news agency SANA, Syrian citizens gather in front of a damaged building that was destroyed by a car bomb, at Jaramana neighborhood, in Damascus, Syria, Monday Oct. 29, 2012. A Syrian government official says a car bomb in a Damascus suburb has killed 10 people. The official said the blast on Monday in Jaramana also wounded 41 people and caused heavy damage. He spoke on condition of anonymity because he was not authorized to speak to the media. (AP Photo/SANA)

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    Twin blasts rocked Damascus on Monday, with activists saying at least 80 people were killed on that day alone—, bringing an official end to an attempted four-day ceasefire where at least 500 people were reportedly killed. In Damascus, 11 people were estimated to have been killed in a bomb blast at a bakery, with another 10 reportedly dying in a bus explosion that Syrian government forces blamed on “terrorists.” Activists also said there were at least 60 government air strikes on Monday, making it the most intense air raids since the crackdown began 19 months ago.

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