Syrian air strike kills at least 54

Syrian air strike kills at least 54

Damascus : Syria | Sep 20, 2012 at 11:54 AM PDT
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Still massacres in Syria. The activists of the Local Co-ordination Committees reported that military aircraft of the regime of Bashar al-Assad bombed a service station for refueling in the northern province of al-Raqqa, causing an explosion that killed at least 54 victims. From some images broadcast through a video, recorded by some witnesses, there is a cloud of black smoke that surrounds the square of the gas station owned by Mustafa Khayro.

Numerous carcasses of cars, vans and pick-up hit by the explosion while other cars are moving and some men prowling the scene of the bombing. Witnesses say that at the time of the raid was a crowd of vehicles around the gas station, fueled by little after days of lack of fuel.
As if that were not enough, the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights reported that, in the morning, a helicopter crashed near the town of Douma, north-east of Damascus. In the fall the helicopter touched the tail of a plane with 200 passengers on board who managed to land at the capital without damage to the passenger.

The news of the heavy fighting in the north of the capital comes on the day that the Syrian National Council declared "disaster area" in the southern part, where the army has bombed civilian areas in the al-Hajar al-Asswad and the refugee camp Palestinian Yarmuk. "They were killed or injured several people, but the violence is likely to make it difficult for documentation of their names," notes that it is the main platform of the Syrian opposition abroad.
In Syria, the revolt continued for 18 months, there are about 30 000 victims of these conflicts.

karasiwo is based in Karāchi, Sind, Pakistan, and is a Reporter on Allvoices.
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