After more than 13 months of calm, explosion and intensive fire target regime's intelligence in the capital Damascus • The Syrian Observatory For Human Rights

After more than 13 months of calm, explosion and intensive fire target regime’s intelligence in the capital Damascus

An explosion shook the capital Damascus in the early hours of the morning of Sunday, the 20th of January 2018, it turned out that it was caused by an explosion in al-Motahalleq al-Janoubi area, near one of the security branches of the military intelligence there, accompanied by heavy gunfire in the area, but is not known until the moment whether the explosion was an IED explosion or a booby-trapped vehicle, which targeted a security figure of the regime, or if it was caused by suicide attacks, amid confirmed information about casualties and injuries in the explosions, while the regime forces imposed a security cordon on ​​the explosion area, in addition to closing several roads in the area, it worth mentioning that Jabhat al-Nusra Front carried out the first suicide attack in Syria by 2 suicide bombers in ​​Kafarsuseh area on the 23rd of December 2011, followed by a series of explosions claimed by the al-Nusra Front organization later and announced it, the most recent of which was a bombing in December 2017, where the Syrian Observatory published on the 14th of December, 2017 that a violent explosion was rocked the capital Damascus early this morning, Thursday the 14th of December 2017, caused by detonating a booby trapped vehicle near Al-Lawan Bridge on Al-Motahalik Al-Janobi (the Southern Bypass) of the capital, and no information about casualties was reported yet, It is noteworthy that the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights published on the 11th of October 2017, that consecutive explosions hit the command headquarters of the regime police forces in Khaled Ibn Al-Walid Street in the center of the capital Damascus, that were resulted from suicide bombs of two persons at least, who exploded themselves with suicide belts, and this was followed by a third explosion, where the explosions caused causalities, and huge material damage in the area, and about 5 persons have been killed incloding members of the regime forces, and the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights also published on the 2nd of October 2017, that explosions hit the center of the capital, Damascus, which killed at least 17 people in the explosions that targeted al-Midan police station and its vicinity, in the center of the capital, including at least 13 members of the police forces of the regime and their allied militiamen, and at least 2 civilians while the other two persons are civilian employees working with the police forces.

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