Twin blasts rock Damascus
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Twin blasts rock Damascus

'Many' casualties reported in bombings

Smoke rising from a bombing in Damascus on September 19. (photo credit: Image capture from YouTube video uploaded by Freeeeelibyan)
Smoke rising from a bombing in Damascus on September 19. (photo credit: Image capture from YouTube video uploaded by Freeeeelibyan)

DAMASCUS, Syria — Syria’s state news agency said two bombs exploded in a Damascus suburb on Wednesday evening, causing “many” casualties.

Free Syrian Army leader Riad al-Asaad tweeted that hundreds were killed and injured in the bombings.

A video uploaded to YouTube claimed to show a massive cloud of smoke rising from one of the blast sites following Wednesday’s bombings.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Vvh-bVNbAkM&feature=youtu.be

SANA said the first bomb went off Wednesday near a secondary school in the Qudsayya suburb followed by a second explosion about 200 meters (218 yards) away. The agency said school students were not among those hurt.

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