Death toll from Aleppo university explosions rises to 52: group

BEIRUT Tue Jan 15, 2013 12:31pm EST

1 of 8. Syrian security personnel and civilians gather at the site where two explosions rocked the University of Aleppo in Syria's second largest city, January 15, 2013.

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BEIRUT (Reuters) - At least 52 people were killed and dozens wounded on Tuesday in two explosions that rocked the university in Aleppo, Syria's biggest city, the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights said.

Two explosions hit the university during the day while students were sitting exams. The cause of the explosions was not clear but the government and opposition activists blamed each other.

The Observatory said in a statement that its death toll was based on reports from doctors and students.

(Reporting by Mariam Karouny; Editing by Kevin Liffey)

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Fromkin wrote:
This is the kind of rebels’adavance Reuters talk about.

Jan 15, 2013 9:50am EST  --  Report as abuse
kommy wrote:
The bakery in London is clearly in close touch with the t-people. Where is MI-5 when you need one.

Jan 15, 2013 11:00am EST  --  Report as abuse
Khantona wrote:
Another tragic day for the innocent people of Syria.

However, Turkey, the Gulf states and some other powerful countries are funding the terrorrists who set up this bomb in Allepo University.

Jan 15, 2013 12:47pm EST  --  Report as abuse
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