At least 10 people including women and children were killed and 50 others wounded Monday in a car bombing on the outskirts of Damascus. The blast blew apart pieces of surrounding buildings in the Christian and
"A terrorist car bombing next to a bakery, on Rawda Street, killed at least 10 people, including women and children," the television said.
However, Jaramana is controlled by forces loyal to Assad regime; it is home to a number of military Syrian officials, who follow the Alawite sect, as well as armed pro-regime popular defense committees, who are followed by Shabiha.
Moreover, another car bomb hit Al-Hajar al-Aswad, South of Damascus, which led to killing more than 13 people and another 25 injured including nine civilians are seriously injured according to local sources.
SANA news said the exact number of casualties is not known yet.
Meanwhile, Syrian warplanes struck at least eight targets in Damascus Monday. The loud explosions have been heard coming from Kaboun, Zamalka, Irbin, Barzeh and Harat al Cham, where regime forces encountered strong resistance from the Free Syrian Army fighters.
"Tanks were deployed around Herat al Cham, but they were unable to enter. They tried a week ago and they failed," said an activist living nearby.
Monday also saw heavy clashes erupting in Aleppo, where fighting has raged since mid-July and also in the city of Dair az Zour, residents said.
For his part, UN Secretary General Ban Ki-moon said Monday, he was deeply disappointed by the collapse of the truce and urged all sides to live up to their obligations and promote a cease-fire.
"I am deeply disappointed that the parties involved have not been able to meet the call for a cessation of hostilities," said the UN Secretary General, adding, this crisis will not be solved by extra force and bloodshed.
On Sunday, at least 150 people were killed, according to activists, who said that 420 people have been killed in Syria since Friday.
Both blasts in Damascus were initially targeting civilians. First one was in an area considered one of the areas controlled by the regime. It is inhabited by rich and senior officers of the army, but the blast occurred particularly in Rawda Street, where Christians and Druze mainly live. Certainly the regime wants to prove to the world that al-Qaida is responsible for this bombing.
As for the second explosion, it was in an area inhabited by citizens relating to Sunni sect. Most of them are regular employees. Of course the message that Assad wants to address to the whole world out of this bombing is that his offender regime is fighting al-Qaida and terrorist organizations.
For your information, if it was the Free Syrian Army or any other faction who carried out the bombings, I am sure that they will announce adoption of what they do. However, since the beginning of Eid al-Adha, until today, the Free Syrian Army did not adopt any of the bombings that occurred in Syria during the recent days, which means that the regime holds responsibility for these crimes.
It would be better for Ban to submit his resignation rather than expressing his disappointment and assuring the international community that negotiations are the only way to solve the Syrian crisis.
We remember very well when Gaddafi used warplanes against the opposition, how the international community was angry and moved quickly to protect Libyans. Today, the Syrian regime has been bombarding civilians with warplanes and helicopters for more than two months, and still the international community is blind, deaf and careless, as if the victims in Syria are not human beings.
My own sources confirm that the Free Syrian Army would never deal with any international envoy. Thus, according to my information, they will leave Brahimi to plan for his dream of peace and survival of the regime. On the other hand, they will continue their war against the regime of Assad, even if the fighting continues another 20 years. Furthermore, my sources also confirmed that Russia and Tehran sent messages to the Free Syrian Army calling for talks with them, but they ignored their messages.