Minibus blast kills 21 in Syria

Opposition activists told the Observatory the minibus drove over a mine planted by forces loyal to President Bashar al-Assad.

Minibus blast kills 21 in Syria

World Bulletin / News Desk

Twenty-one people, including four children and six women, were killed when a minibus exploded in the southern town of Noa early on Wednesday, the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights monitoring group said.

Opposition activists told the Observatory the minibus drove over a mine planted by forces loyal to President Bashar al-Assad.

There was no immediate comment from the government.

The explosion was reported in rebel-held territory in Syria's Deraa province but there are also army troops in the nearby base of Tel al-Jumaa, which is besieged.

Assad's forces are battling a civil war which grew out of protests against his family's four-decade grip on the country.

Violence has continued despite pleas from regional Arab and Muslim organisations for a ceasefire to mark Eid al-Adha.

Last Mod: 16 Ekim 2013, 14:24
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