At least 40 killed, over 70 injured in three blasts that rocked Aleppo

Photo from twitter.com user @NMSyria

Syrian state TV reports of three powerful explosions in downtown Aleppo, the financial hub and largest city of the country. Reportedly the blasts were caused by car bombs that terrorists delivered to the city’s main square.

Syrian officials report 27 fatalities and 72 injured in Aleppo terror act.

The London-based Syrian Observatory for Human Rights says that activists on the ground report of dozens of casualties, most of them military servicemen.

The Saadallah al-Jabri square in central Aleppo where the explosions took place is currently controlled by government forces. A military club is located nearby and might have been one of the targets of the attack.

Terror acts like this are not common in Aleppo. The first one happened in February, when two suicide car bombers attacked security compounds in Aleppo’s industrial center killing 28 people. Since then, there have only been two similar attacks.

Screenshot from YouTube user Alikhbaria Syria

Screenshot from YouTube user Alikhbaria Syria

Screenshot from YouTube user Alikhbaria Syria

Screenshot from YouTube user Alikhbaria Syria

Screenshot from YouTube user Alikhbaria Syria

Source: Russia Today

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