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Deadly bombs hit Syria after peace talks flop

by AFP Videos 0:40 mins

Deadly bombs hit Syria after peace talks flop

by AFP Videos 0:40 mins

SHOTLIST: IMAGES BROADCAST ON SYRIAN TELEVISION ON NOVEMBER 6, 2013, PRESENTED AS SHOWING THE AFTERMATH OF A SUICIDE BOMBING IN THE CITY OF SWEIDA, A STRONGHOLD OF THE DRUZE MINORITY. SOURCE: AL-IKHBARIYA AL-SOURIYA NO RESALE FOR NON EDITORIAL PURPOSES 35 sec of images showing: - VAR of smouldering car at the scene of the blast - VAR of people trying to put out the fire - VAR of a crowd of people at the scene SHOTLIST: DAMASCUS, SYRIA, NOVEMBER 6, 2013. SOURCE: AFPTV -VAR of the aftermath of the bombing near al-Hijaz Square in Damascus -VAR of workers cleaning the site of the blast /// -----------------------------------------------------------------AFP TEXT STORY: Syria-conflict-army-intelligence,lead Syria car bomb kills 8 intelligence officers: NGO BEIRUT, Nov 6, 2013 (AFP) - A suicide car bombing on Wednesday killed eight intelligence officers in the southern Syrian city of Sweida, a Druze bastion under regime control, a monitoring group said. "A suicide attacker detonated himself in a car bomb in front of the air force intelligence headquarters in Sweida, killing the intelligence branch chief and seven other officers," said Syrian Observatory for Human Rights director Rami Abdel Rahman. Sweida province has for the most part escaped Syria's brutal conflict, which in 31 months has killed more than 120,000 people and forced millions more to flee their homes. State news agency SANA also reported the attack, citing a police source who said "eight citizens" were killed and 41 others injured when "terrorists" detonated a car bomb in Sweida. The regime uses the term "terrorists" to refer to opponents and rebels fighting to depose President Bashar al-Assad's regime. The Druze are a minority community in Syria, most of whose members have stayed out of the anti-Assad revolt. Assad's regime claims to protect Syria's minorities against foreign-backed Islamists.

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