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Bombing kills 27, injures 64 in northern Syria


The burnt-out wreckage of a Syrian military vehicle lies on al-Thawra street on May 5, 2012.

The burnt-out wreckage of a Syrian military vehicle lies on al-Thawra street on May 5, 2012.
A bomb attack in the northern Syrian city of Aleppo has killed at least 27 people in the latest attack of a series of bombings targeting the country over the past few weeks.

The terrorist attack in the municipal stadium district near Al-Haya hospital and Aleppo central hospital killed 27 people and wounded 64 others, Syria’s official news agency SANA reported.

The attack, occurred late on Sunday, targeted a hospital and a school, which were reportedly being used to house government soldiers fighting against foreign-backed insurgents.

The blast took place in the Malaab al-Baladi neighborhood of Aleppo, which is located 355 kilometers north of Damascus.

The SANA report said that the force of the blast caused great damage to the nearby buildings and created a big crater in the ground. Bodies of women and children were buried under piles of debris.

Earlier in the day, four people were killed and 35 others wounded after a roadside bomb ripped through a bus in the central province of Homs.

Syria has been experiencing unrest since March 2011. Damascus says outlaws, saboteurs, and armed terrorists are the driving factor behind the unrest and deadly violence while the opposition accuses the security forces of being behind the killings.

The Syrian government says that the chaos is being orchestrated from outside the country, and there are reports that a very large number of the armed militants are foreign nationals.

Damascus also says the insurgents are supported by Turkey, Saudi Arabia, and Qatar.

Syrian President Bashar al-Assad said on August 1 that the country is engaged in a “crucial and heroic” battle that will determine the destiny of the nation.

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