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Syrian insurgents bomb Aleppo hotel

Posted May 8, 2014 by Paul Iddon
Syrian opposition insurgents have blown up a hotel that is often used by Syrian army units currently fighting against opposition groups in Aleppo.
A Syrian national flag flutters at a government-controlled district as seen from a rebel-held area i...
A Syrian national flag flutters at a government-controlled district as seen from a rebel-held area in Aleppo's Karm al-Jabal district
With permission by Reuters / Saad AboBrahim
The Jerusalem Post reports that the rebels destroyed the hotel by planting and detonating explosives underneath it.
It was the Carlton Hotel which is located right next to the medieval citadel in Aleppo.
Reuters also tells us that the explosion also caused damage to nearby buildings.
AFP quotes the UK-based opposition Syrian Observatory for Human Rights monitoring group which said that, "The explosion that was heard in Aleppo's Old City was caused by explosives planted by Islamist battalions in a tunnel beneath the Carlton hotel, which was occupied by regime troops."