30 killed as ex­plo­sions rock Syr­ian cap­i­tal

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Jour­nal­ists gather at the en­trance of the main ju­di­cial build­ing in Da­m­as­cus, Syria, af­ter sui­cide bombers at­tacked the build­ing and a city restau­rant Wed­nes­day, killing at least 30 peo­ple. A sui­cide bomber det­o­nated his ex­plo­sives vest inside the build­ing, state me­dia said. The of­fi­cial news agency, SANA, said an­other sui­cide ex­plo­sion struck a restau­rant in the Rab­weh dis­trict of Da­m­as­cus, caus­ing an un­known num­ber of ca­su­al­ties. The at­tacks re­flect a re­newed ef­fort by mil­i­tants to use in­sur­gent tactics against Pres­i­dent Bashar As­sad’s forces in a bid to re­cover lost mo­men­tum.

SANA

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