At Least 22 Killed in Syrian Weapons Depot Blast

3:55 PM, Aug 1, 2013   |    comments
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BEIRUT (AP) - A Syrian opposition group says at least 22 people have been killed and dozens wounded in successive blasts caused by explosions at a weapons depot in central Syria.

The Britain-based Syrian Observatory for Human Rights says the explosions Thursday in regime-held districts of Homs occurred after rebels targeted the area with rocket attacks.

The explosions also caused widespread destruction in the area.

The explosions in Homs coincided with a rare trip Thursday by President Bashar Assad to a former rebel bastion near the capital, Damascus, to mark Army Day.

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