A bomb blast rocked the headquarters of Syrian state television in the heart of Damascus on Monday wounding several people, Information Minister Omran al-Zoabi said.
A broadcaster said that the blast hit the third floor of its headquarters. It remained on the air despite the bombing. The footage showed destroyed walls, overturned desks, blown-out cabinet doors, broken glass and dangling electricity cables. A few TV workers were shown tending to a wounded colleague.
The television building is located in the Omayyad district of Damascus, a highly guarded area surrounded by multiple security barriers.
The bombing was not the first attack on the pro-government media in Syria.
Syrian armed group claimed responsibility for the abduction and killing of a television presenter, and threatened further executions against pro-regime journalists.
On June 27, gunmen armed with explosives attacked the offices outside Damascus of the Al-Ikhbariya satellite channel outside Damascus killing three journalists and four security guards
.Source: News agencies, Edited by moqawama.org
Syrian Army Bombs Insurgents’ Stronghold in Aleppo
The Syrian army tanks and helicopters rained sites of the armed groups militants with a barrage of fire, Reuters news agency reported Monday.
The Agency confirmed that Aleppo, Syria's largest city, is witnessing fierce fighting in the streets of Salah al-Din neighborhood, the entrance to the city of Aleppo and home to 2.5 million people and the main fighting center during the last week.
In its report on the fierce battles and heavy shelling targeting strongholds of armed groups in Aleppo and neighborhoods, Reuters said that foreign fighters hold 15 trucks on which anti-weapon gun is mounted, which the gunmen claimed they’d seized earlier.
"We have only 200 shells for each gun ... we must be quite sure that a plane will be dropped once we shoot it, otherwise we cannot restore the shells we used," the agency quoted one fighter as saying.
Without giving further details, Syrian state television said bodies of Turks and Afghan fighters have been found in the city of Aleppo.
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