Three bombings hit the Syrian city of Aleppo on Wednesday, killing and hurting dozens including civilians and soldiers.
The blasts targeted Saadallah al-Jabiri Square near a military officers' club and a hotel, al-Mayadeen channel reported.
The first two bombings were minutes apart, followed by the third blast after half an hour.
Syrian state television reported three terrorist explosions in the city and broadcast scenes of massive destruction of buildings in the square.
State news agency reported that 31 citizens were martyred and tens others were injured in the blasts.
Agence France Press said the London-based “Syrian Observatory for Human Rights” has quoted a medical source as saying that at least 40 people were killed and other 90 were injured.
[BBC] "... At least 33 people have been killed and dozens wounded in a series of bomb explosions in the centre of Syria's second city, Aleppo.The attacks levelled buildings in the city's main square.
A military officers' club and a hotel appear to have borne the brunt of the blasts, some of which were carried out by suicide car bombers.
Aleppo has become a key battleground between rebels and forces loyal to President Bashar Assad.
There are reports that regime forces are preparing for a major offensive...."
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