1. CARNAGE

    Two Car Bombings Hit Syria

    This photo released by the Syrian official news agency SANA, shows Syrians standing at the scene after a blast occurred according to footage and reports shown on State-run Al-Ikhbariya television in the Mazzeh al-Jabal district of the Syrian capital Damascus, Syria, Monday, Nov. 5, 2012. Several people were killed and injured, among them children, Al-Ikhbaria said. (AP Photo/SANA)

    SANA / AP Photo

    Two car bombings by rebel groups in Syria have killed more than 50 people. Rebel groups reportedly collaborated with Jabhat al-Nusra, a jihadist organization, on a suicide car bombing of a government checkpoint near the village of Hama, which killed at least 50 soldiers. Syria’s official news agency said that the bombing was carried out by terrorists and killed two civilians. The Free Syrian Army claimed responsibility for another bomb that reportedly killed 5 people in Mazzeh 86, a Damascus neighborhood near the presidential compound. Meanwhile, government tanks and helicopters were blasting neighborhoods around Damascus. In the Yarmouk camp in southern Damascus, five people, including a woman and two children, were killed when a mortar shell hit a bus.

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