Reuters - Video

Edition: US | UK | IN | CN | JP

Video

Dozens killed in Damascus blasts

Thursday, May 10, 2012 - 00:41

May 10 - Amateur video shows smoke rising in a southern district of Damascus and the sound of an explosion -- one of two blasts that are reported to have killed dozens in the Syrian capital early Thursday. Rough Cut (no reporter narration).

▲ Hide Transcript

View Transcript

(ROUGH CUT ONLY - NO REPORTER NARRATION) Dozens of people were killed or wounded in two "terrorist explosions" which struck a southern district of the Syrian capital Damascus on Thursday (May 10), state television said. An activist group called Union of Syrian Youth provided amateur video showing a general view of Damascus city and two heavy plumes of smoke rising. Damascus residents said the blasts, which happened almost simultaneously shortly before 8 a.m. (0500 GMT), struck a district of Damascus which houses a military intelligence complex involved in President Bashar al-Assad's crackdown on 14 months of protests. Reuters is unable to independently verify the content of this amateur video.

Press CTRL+C (Windows), CMD+C (Mac), or long-press the URL below on your mobile device to copy the code

Dozens killed in Damascus blasts

Thursday, May 10, 2012 - 00:41