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  8/6/2012, Av 18, 5772

Syrian Broadcasts Stay On Despite Damascus Bombing


A bomb exploded, Monday morning, on the third floor of the Syrian broadcasting authority building in Damascus. Heavy damage was caused to offices and technical installations but Syrian TV kept broadcasting, showing pictures of the damage. The explosion came two days after rebels set off explosives around the broadcast authority building in Aleppo before they were forced to retreat due to heavy shelling by government forces.

The death toll has reportedly jumped to 23,000 since March 2011, including close to 1,800 children and 1,800 women. About 65,000 are listed as missing and 212,000 are reported as prisoners. A million people have been uprooted from their homes and are refugees in their own country, while a quarter of a million have fled to neighboring countries. Three million are in danger of starving.