Sunday Jul 14, 201310:26 PM GMT
Bomb attacks kill 6 in Damascus suburb
Syrian security agents carry a body following a huge explosion that shook central Damascus on February 21, 2013.
Syrian security agents carry a body following a huge explosion that shook central Damascus on February 21, 2013.
At least six people have been killed in two car bomb attacks in a northern suburb of the Syrian capital Damascus.


Several people were also injured when the explosives-laden cars exploded near a police station in Dayr Atiyah near Damascus on Sunday.

No group has claimed responsibility for the attacks, but Syrian officials say the main suspects are al-Nusra militants linked to al-Qaeda.

Sunday’s attack comes as the Syrian Army maintains its edge over the foreign-sponsored militants fighting against the government.

The Syrian troops have recently conducted successful clean-up operations across the country, inflicting heavy losses on Takfiri extremists.

The Syrian Army’s push against the militants rattled their foreign sponsors.

Syrian Information Minister Omran al-Zoubi said on June 26 that Saudi Arabia is trembling with fear because of the Syrian Army’s recent successes against the militants.

In a meeting with US Secretary of State John Kerry in Jeddah, Saudi Foreign Minister Saud al-Faisal insisted on June 25 that the militants in Syria must be armed with anti-aircraft and anti-tank weapons.

Zoubi said that the Saudi weapons and money is the main reason behind bloodshed in Syria, adding that Faisal “is lost in the Syrian blood.”

Syria has been gripped by deadly unrest since 2011. According to the United Nations, more than 90,000 people have been killed and millions of others displaced in the violence.

Damascus says the chaos is being orchestrated from outside the country, and there are reports that a very large number of the militants are foreign nationals.

The Syrian government says the West and its regional allies -- especially Qatar, Saudi Arabia, and Turkey -- are supporting the militants.

GJH/HN
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