Three killed and 25 wounded by car bomb in Aleppo, Syria’s second city
It is the second such attack in two days in Syria
A day after two vans loaded with explosives left 27 dead and some 140 wounded in Damascus today was the city of Aleppo which has suffered the burden of another explosion of a car bomb, Syrian television reported. The first unofficial reports speak of three dead and 25 wounded, according to the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights , which has a network of activists in the country.
Opposition sources cited by Reuters have reported that the attack took place, like yesterday in Damascus, near sites of security agencies.
Syrian state television, as in the previous day, accused terrorist groups by the explosion that occurred between two residential buildings in the district of Al Sulaimaniyah, a predominantly Christian neighborhood, behind the post office. Witnesses have told the observatory, based in London, they saw bodies in the street.
It is the second attack suffered Aleppo, Syria’s second largest city after last February 10 , two explosions reduced to rubble intelligence headquarters and police. At that time, the death toll was 28 and wounded exceeded 150.
The attacks of yesterday and today have occurred on the eve of a new attempt mediator’s special envoy to the UN, Kofi Annan.
The regime of President Bashar Assad said at the outset of the crisis that his troops are fighting “terrorists sponsored from abroad”, with constant mentions of the responsibility of Saudi Arabia and other Persian Gulf oil monarchies, and that the vast majority of the people support repressive operations.
The possibility that Al Qaeda has joined the fight against the Syrian regime, dictatorial and very cruel but secular tone hitherto tolerant of religious diversity, took power last month with a message from Ayman al Zawahiri, successor Osama bin Laden. In a video broadcast on the Internet, Al Zawahiri called on “all Muslims” to support the rebels Syrians. In Washington, one of the most critical capital with President Assad, the intelligence services as “very likely” that members of Al Qaeda and other violent Islamist groups have infiltrated Iraq from neighboring Syria.