GRAPHIC content: Damascus rocked with explosions
Twin blasts by suicide car bombers killed 55 people and wounded hundreds of others on Thursday in Damascus during morning rush hour traffic, according to the Syrian Arab News Agency. The UN observer chief appealed for help to put an end to the bloodshed that has ravaged the country of Syria.
Syria suicide bombers kill 55, truce in tatters
Oliver Holmes and Mariam Karouny/Reuters
BEIRUT (Reuters) – Two suicide car bombers killed 55 people and wounded 372 in Damascus on Thursday, state media said, in the deadliest attacks in the Syrian capital since an uprising against President Bashar al-Assad began 14 months ago.
The blasts further shredded a ceasefire which was declared by international mediator Kofi Annan on April 12, but which has failed to halt bloodshed pitting Assad’s security forces against peaceful demonstrators and an array of armed insurgents.