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Thursday, November 17, 2011

Explosions, gunfire rock Syrian capital - 17th Nov 2011

Explosions and gunfire rocked the Syrian capital early Thursday, an opposition group said, hours after military defectors struck a government intelligence complex in a bold assault reflecting surging resolve.

The blasts come as international leaders intensify their pressure on President Bashar al-Assad to end violence against protesters in the uprising the United Nations says has killed 3,500 people.

The defector group Free Syrian Army said it attacked an air intelligence base in Harasta and planted "powerful explosions inside and around the compound that shook its foundations."

Air intelligence has been deeply involved in the eight-month crackdown by the Syrian government against protesters, said Andrew Tabler, an expert at the Washington Institute for Near East Policy. Read More