Syrian capital bomb blasts take heavy toll

GENEVA, SWITZERLAND – Two days after UN Special Envoy to Syria Kofi Annan said in Geneva that he is worried by the growing number of bombs being used, and the growing threat of civil war, two major blasts have caused heavy damage to the south side of the capital, Damascus. State media say that scores have been killed and wounded, reports Reuters, without giving estimated figures. Aljazeera reports 29 people have died. The target appears to have been military buildings. Wednesday a bomb went off near UN monitors who are part of the agreement Annan has brokered with Syrian President Bashar al-Assad.

The blasts appear to have been powerful enough to be heard throughout the city.

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