Twin Damascus Blasts Kill 55

Twin explosions rocked Damascus on Thursday, killing at least 55 people and injuring 300, according to Syrian state television. The blasts occurred near an intelligence building for the security forces, and they ripped the façade off the building although the structure of the building remained intact. There were reports of bodies strewn in the streets, and the explosions could be heard throughout the capital city. The Syrian government blamed “terrorists” for the attack, but the leading opposition group said the Syrian government itself is to blame, but a retired Lebanese army general suggested al Qaeda or a satellite group may be to blame.