Latest News:  


Booby-trapped car targets military institution in Syria's Hama, killing many


08:58, February 07, 2013

DAMASCUS, Feb. 6 (Xinhua) -- A booby-trapped car went off Wednesday in front of a military factory in Syria's central province of Hama, killing undisclosed number of people, the state- run SANA news agency reported.

The blast rocked the military factory at al-Buraq town in the countryside of Hama, SANA said, adding that the explosion rocked the area while workers were leaving the factory at the end of their working day. It said many workers were killed or injured, giving no specific number.

The blast came after earlier in the day a twin suicide car bombs ripped through the military intelligence headquarters in Palmyra area in the countryside of Homs province in central Syria. The Homs blast killed at least 32 people, local media said.

No one claimed responsibility for the Wednesday's blasts but al- Nusra Front, an offshoot of al-Qaida, claimed credit for pervious explosions that rocked military and security installations during the country's 22-month-old crisis.

The blasts were coupled with intense fighting on the outskirts of the capital Damascus Wednesday. Most of the clashes concentrated in Jobar suburb to the east of Damascus.

Details surrounding the Damascus' battles are murky with reports saying the army has unleashed a wide-scale operation against rebel strongholds while opposition activists claimed the rebels Free Syrian Army waged the attack in a bid to storm the capital.

We recommend:

Military camouflage around the world

Welcome to the coldest village on Earth

Women in the world's spotlight 2012

Miss Universe 2012 Olivia Culpo visits Indonesia

Hillary Clinton delivers final address

Romantic date places across world

Email|Print|Comments(Editor:LiQian、Yao Chun)

Leave your comment0 comments

  1. Name


Selections for you

  1. 'Changchun' warship commissioned to Navy

  2. Infantry regiment in winter training

  3. The world in photos (2013.1.28-02.03)

  4. People kiss boas for luck in Chongqing

  5. Chinese New Year in country fair

  6. Sweetest moment of 'mother-to-be'

  7. Wu Mochou: Maverick musician

  8. 'Little Psy' wants to be more famous

  9. Export woes need for change in trade structure

  10. Boost expected for local cars

Most Popular


  1. Cowardly officials behind thuggish pawns
  2. Free-pass policy faces New Year migration test
  3. Safety on the roads
  4. Hukou and properties
  5. China, Japan need dialogue for peace
  6. Hukou system denies right to 'die equal'
  7. The ungainly dance of Shinzo Abe
  8. Why does US plan to relax immigration policy?
  9. Egypt's relative calm not expected to last for long
  10. East or west, whose home is best?

What’s happening in China

Most feared Spring Festival questions

  1. Migrant worker thanks public for help
  2. China strives to reduce air pollutants
  3. Restaurant owners admit using gutter oil
  4. Police rescue 14 human trafficking victims
  5. Clinic closed following outbreak of hepatitis C