February 21st, 2013
05:56 AM ET

Car bomb targets Syrian ruling party's HQ

[Updated at 6:22 a.m. ET] A car bomb near the Syrian ruling party's headquarters killed 31 people on Thursday, the opposition Syrian Observatory for Human Rights reported.

[Posted at 5:56 a.m. ET] A car bomb targeting the headquarters of Syria's ruling party killed eight people in central Damascus on Thursday, according to state media and opposition activists.

The explosion burned 17 cars and damaged 40 more, Syrian state TV said.

Eight body bags were brought for charred remains of passengers who were in a taxi, according to state television.

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  1. banasy©


    February 21, 2013 at 11:18 am | Report abuse |
  2. saywhat

    Mutual destruction as Russia warned.
    The can of lethal worms those wanting Bashar out for their own reasons opened is now all consuming. The region burns.
    Good morning@banasy.

    February 21, 2013 at 12:26 pm | Report abuse |
    • banasy©

      Good afternoon, saywhat.
      I am tired of this never-ending business.

      February 21, 2013 at 1:55 pm | Report abuse |
  3. saywhat

    Folks who are interested should read an eye opening article by Jamie Dettmar "Al-Qaeda Top Recruiting Tool -CIA", writing in the Daily Beast world news.

    February 21, 2013 at 12:43 pm | Report abuse |
  4. little mister©

    Find the bomber &
    Fry im!

    February 21, 2013 at 3:49 pm | Report abuse |