AMMAN Nov 4 An explosion occurred outside the
premises of a state-controlled labour union behind a hotel in
the Syrian capital Damascus on Sunday, causing casualties, state
The blast, which the television described as "terrorist" -
the government's word for rebels fighting to topple President
Bashar al-Assad, took place in the union's parking lot. It gave
no more immediate details.
Opposition activists said the explosion was near
heavily-guarded army installations in the heart of the capital.