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article imageDeadly car bomb strikes north of Syria's Damascus

By Paul Iddon     Jul 15, 2013 in World
According to Syrian activists, a car bomb has rocked north of the capital Damascus and killed at least 13 people, among them 10 policemen.
ABC News and BBC News cite the UK-based Syrian opposition Observatory for Human Rights group saying that the blasts transpired overnight near a police headquarters in the town of Deir Atiyeh, north of Damascus. Three civilians and 10 policemen were killed. Among the civilians killed was a child.
Syria's state television confirmed reports of an attack claiming it was a suicide bomber who detonated the rigged car in a residential area of the town, it didn't cite any figure to indicate the number killed in that incident.
The bombing comes as the Syrian Army begins operates aimed at ultimately gaining more ground around Damascus where rebel forces are present amongst the civilian populaces.
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