At least 34 killed, 83 wounded in Damascus' quaternary blasts: state-TV
At least 34 people were killed and 83 other injured after four blasts rocked the Jaramana suburb of the Syrian capital of Damascus earlier on Wednesday, the state- TV quoted an interior ministry source as saying.
The report said that 10 bags of human remains had been collected.
The blasts were caused by two booby-trapped cars and two explosive devices that went off in swift succession in several areas of Jaramana and left scenes of carnage and destruction.
"Look at this huge destruction and these scenes! We have removed the dead bodies and scraps of flesh with our hands and handed them over to the Red Crescent," Abdul-Baset Ramadan, a witness, told Xinhua just at the site of the blast.
"Is this the freedom they want? What is the guilt of children and (civilian) people?" Ramadan asked.
Jaramana, a suburb dominated by Christians and Druze, has witnessed a series of explosions over the past several months, in a sign of how the sectarian rivalries are evolving in Syria that has been engulfed with a 20-months-old bloody crisis.
The latest blasts have come apparently to reduce pressure on the armed rebels currently surrounded by the government troops in the Damascus' suburb of Daraya, the latest scene of intense clashes.
The Syrian administration has said that the army is fighting thousands of al-Qaida fighters in several areas nationwide.