Syria : blasts at the University of Aleppo

Syria : blasts at the University of Aleppo

Damascus : Syria | Jan 15, 2013 at 9:47 AM PST
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Two powerful explosions occurred at the University of Aleppo city in northern Syria where they are most intense clashes between regime forces and the rebels. Government sources and health officials have reported that at least 82 people were killed and 160 were injured. "The budget Terrorist attack that hit our students on the first day of exams is when 82 martyrs and more than 160 wounded .

The Syrian Observatory for Human Rights, opposition organization in exile based in the UK, had earlier reported about 15 dead and dozens wounded. The front headed by the President Bashar Al Assad and the rebels accuse each other of this latest massacre.

The university, one of the most important in the country, is located in the western part of the city, controlled by Syrian forces. According to state television two rockets hit the building, killing several students: responsibility for the attack is attributed to the rebels. And the agency Sana has emphasized that the attack was made on the first day of an exam session, but on campus also hosts refugees who had to leave their homes because of the fighting.

The Observatory for Human Rights, which relies on a network of activists widespread in the country, on the other hand reported that the explosion occurred in one of the student dorms and the Faculty of Architecture. It is not clear, he said, whether it was of bombs or anything. On twitter however some posts explicitly accuse the regime forces.

After months of furious fighting, the conflict between loyalists and rebels in the country's second city has come to a standstill, and each faction will control only one part: the university is still in the area managed by the army.

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