Syria Wednesday strongly condemned the deadly explosion in Lebanon's northern city of Tripoli as a "criminal act", the official SANA news agency reported.
The Syrian Foreign Ministry said in a statement that Syria expresses regret and condolences to the families of the victims, underlining solidarity with brotherly Lebanon in facing those who threaten its security and stability, said SANA.
On Wednesday morning, an explosion took place in Tripoli, killing 18 people and injuring some 45 others, Reuters said.
The blast occurred hours before Lebanese President Michel Suleiman's groundbreaking visit to Syria for talks that would redefine ties between the two neighbors.
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