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  Kislev 27, 5772 , 23/12/11

Explosions at Damascus Security Sites

Explosions were reported, Friday, at two security sites in the Syrian capital, Damascus. State television said the sites were operated by a number of state agencies, adding that "Initial inquiries hold al-Qaeda responsible," for the car-bombings. There were no immediate reports of casualties.

The Associated Press reports the blasts were heard within a minute of each other and mark the first in Damascus since the start of government unrest in March.

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