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Residents and security personnel gather at the site of an explosion in Damascus May 10, 2012. Two large explosions killed 40 people in Damascus on Thursday, state media said, destroying dozens of cars on a highway and damaging an intelligence complex involved in President Bashar al-Assad's crackdown on a 14-month-old uprising. REUTERS/Khaled al-Hariri

Residents and security personnel gather at the site of an explosion in Damascus May 10, 2012. Two large explosions killed 40 people in Damascus on Thursday, state media said, destroying dozens of cars on a highway and damaging an intelligence complex...more

Residents and security personnel gather at the site of an explosion in Damascus May 10, 2012. Two large explosions killed 40 people in Damascus on Thursday, state media said, destroying dozens of cars on a highway and damaging an intelligence complex involved in President Bashar al-Assad's crackdown on a 14-month-old uprising. REUTERS/Khaled al-Hariri
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Smokes rises from burning vehicles at the site of an explosion in Damascus May 10,2012. Two explosions shook the Syrian capital Damascus on Thursday killing and wounding dozens of people, state media said, in a district that houses a military intelligence complex involved in President Bashar al-Assad's crackdown on a 14-month uprising. REUTERS/Sana/Handout

Smokes rises from burning vehicles at the site of an explosion in Damascus May 10,2012. Two explosions shook the Syrian capital Damascus on Thursday killing and wounding dozens of people, state media said, in a district that houses a military...more

Smokes rises from burning vehicles at the site of an explosion in Damascus May 10,2012. Two explosions shook the Syrian capital Damascus on Thursday killing and wounding dozens of people, state media said, in a district that houses a military intelligence complex involved in President Bashar al-Assad's crackdown on a 14-month uprising. REUTERS/Sana/Handout
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Residents and security personnel gather at the site of an explosion in Damascus May 10, 2012. Two explosions shook the Syrian capital Damascus on Thursday, killing and wounding dozens of people, state media said, in a district that houses a military intelligence complex involved in President Bashar al-Assad's crackdown on a 14-month uprising. REUTERS/Khaled al-Hariri

Residents and security personnel gather at the site of an explosion in Damascus May 10, 2012. Two explosions shook the Syrian capital Damascus on Thursday, killing and wounding dozens of people, state media said, in a district that houses a military...more

Residents and security personnel gather at the site of an explosion in Damascus May 10, 2012. Two explosions shook the Syrian capital Damascus on Thursday, killing and wounding dozens of people, state media said, in a district that houses a military intelligence complex involved in President Bashar al-Assad's crackdown on a 14-month uprising. REUTERS/Khaled al-Hariri
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Smoke rises over the city of Damascus after explosions May 10, 2012. REUTERS/Sana/Handout

Smoke rises over the city of Damascus after explosions May 10, 2012. REUTERS/Sana/Handout

Smoke rises over the city of Damascus after explosions May 10, 2012. REUTERS/Sana/Handout
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A man wounded in an explosion is treated at a hospital in Damascus May 10, 2012. Two explosions shook the Syrian capital Damascus on Thursday killing and wounding dozens of people, state media said, in a district that houses a military intelligence complex involved in President Bashar al-Assad's crackdown on a 14-month uprising. REUTERS/Sana/Handout

A man wounded in an explosion is treated at a hospital in Damascus May 10, 2012. Two explosions shook the Syrian capital Damascus on Thursday killing and wounding dozens of people, state media said, in a district that houses a military intelligence...more

A man wounded in an explosion is treated at a hospital in Damascus May 10, 2012. Two explosions shook the Syrian capital Damascus on Thursday killing and wounding dozens of people, state media said, in a district that houses a military intelligence complex involved in President Bashar al-Assad's crackdown on a 14-month uprising. REUTERS/Sana/Handout
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Smoke rises from the wreckage of mangled vehicles at the site of an explosion in Damascus May 10, 2012. Dozens of people were killed or wounded in two "terrorist explosions" which struck a southern district of the Syrian capital Damascus on Thursday, state television said. REUTERS/Sana/Handout

Smoke rises from the wreckage of mangled vehicles at the site of an explosion in Damascus May 10, 2012. Dozens of people were killed or wounded in two "terrorist explosions" which struck a southern district of the Syrian capital Damascus on Thursday,...more

Smoke rises from the wreckage of mangled vehicles at the site of an explosion in Damascus May 10, 2012. Dozens of people were killed or wounded in two "terrorist explosions" which struck a southern district of the Syrian capital Damascus on Thursday, state television said. REUTERS/Sana/Handout
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Residents and security personnel gather at the site of an explosion in Damascus May 10, 2012. Two explosions shook the Syrian capital Damascus on Thursday killing and wounding dozens of people, state media said, in a district that houses a military intelligence complex involved in President Bashar al-Assad's crackdown on a 14-month uprising. REUTERS/Khaled al-Hariri (SYRIA - Tags: CIVIL UNREST POLITICS)

Residents and security personnel gather at the site of an explosion in Damascus May 10, 2012. Two explosions shook the Syrian capital Damascus on Thursday killing and wounding dozens of people, state media said, in a district that houses a military...more

Residents and security personnel gather at the site of an explosion in Damascus May 10, 2012. Two explosions shook the Syrian capital Damascus on Thursday killing and wounding dozens of people, state media said, in a district that houses a military intelligence complex involved in President Bashar al-Assad's crackdown on a 14-month uprising. REUTERS/Khaled al-Hariri (SYRIA - Tags: CIVIL UNREST POLITICS)
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Residents and security personnel shout slogans in support of Syria's President Bashar al-Assad at the site of an explosion in Damascus May 10, 2012. Two explosions shook the Syrian capital Damascus on Thursday killing and wounding dozens of people, state media said, in a district that houses a military intelligence complex involved in President Bashar al-Assad's crackdown on a 14-month uprising. REUTERS/Khaled al-Hariri

Residents and security personnel shout slogans in support of Syria's President Bashar al-Assad at the site of an explosion in Damascus May 10, 2012. Two explosions shook the Syrian capital Damascus on Thursday killing and wounding dozens of people,...more

Residents and security personnel shout slogans in support of Syria's President Bashar al-Assad at the site of an explosion in Damascus May 10, 2012. Two explosions shook the Syrian capital Damascus on Thursday killing and wounding dozens of people, state media said, in a district that houses a military intelligence complex involved in President Bashar al-Assad's crackdown on a 14-month uprising. REUTERS/Khaled al-Hariri
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Mangled and smouldering vehicles are seen at the site of an explosion in Damascus May 10, 2012. Dozens of people were killed or wounded in two "terrorist explosions" which struck a southern district of the Syrian capital Damascus on Thursday, state television said. REUTERS/Sana/Handout

Mangled and smouldering vehicles are seen at the site of an explosion in Damascus May 10, 2012. Dozens of people were killed or wounded in two "terrorist explosions" which struck a southern district of the Syrian capital Damascus on Thursday, state...more

Mangled and smouldering vehicles are seen at the site of an explosion in Damascus May 10, 2012. Dozens of people were killed or wounded in two "terrorist explosions" which struck a southern district of the Syrian capital Damascus on Thursday, state television said. REUTERS/Sana/Handout
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A man runs to offer help at the site of an explosion in Damascus May 10, 2012. Dozens of people were killed or wounded in two "terrorist explosions" which struck a southern district of the Syrian capital Damascus on Thursday, state television said. REUTERS/Sana/Handout (SYRIA - Tags: CIVIL UNREST POLITICS) FOR EDITORIAL USE ONLY. NOT FOR SALE FOR MARKETING OR ADVERTISING CAMPAIGNS. THIS IMAGE HAS BEEN SUPPLIED BY A THIRD PARTY. IT IS DISTRIBUTED, EXACTLY AS RECEIVED BY REUTERS, AS A SERVICE TO CLIENTS

A man runs to offer help at the site of an explosion in Damascus May 10, 2012. Dozens of people were killed or wounded in two "terrorist explosions" which struck a southern district of the Syrian capital Damascus on Thursday, state television said....more

A man runs to offer help at the site of an explosion in Damascus May 10, 2012. Dozens of people were killed or wounded in two "terrorist explosions" which struck a southern district of the Syrian capital Damascus on Thursday, state television said. REUTERS/Sana/Handout (SYRIA - Tags: CIVIL UNREST POLITICS) FOR EDITORIAL USE ONLY. NOT FOR SALE FOR MARKETING OR ADVERTISING CAMPAIGNS. THIS IMAGE HAS BEEN SUPPLIED BY A THIRD PARTY. IT IS DISTRIBUTED, EXACTLY AS RECEIVED BY REUTERS, AS A SERVICE TO CLIENTS
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A members of the security force shows his injuries sustained after the vehicle he was travelling in was hit in a blast in the southern Syrian province of Deraa, in this handout released by Syria's national news agency SANA, May 9, 2012. REUTERS/SANA/Handout

A members of the security force shows his injuries sustained after the vehicle he was travelling in was hit in a blast in the southern Syrian province of Deraa, in this handout released by Syria's national news agency SANA, May 9, 2012....more

A members of the security force shows his injuries sustained after the vehicle he was travelling in was hit in a blast in the southern Syrian province of Deraa, in this handout released by Syria's national news agency SANA, May 9, 2012. REUTERS/SANA/Handout
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People stand near a damaged vehicle that was part of a convoy accompanying United Nations ceasefire observers in the southern Syrian province of Deraa, in this handout released by Syria's national news agency SANA, May 9, 2012. REUTERS/SANA/Handout

People stand near a damaged vehicle that was part of a convoy accompanying United Nations ceasefire observers in the southern Syrian province of Deraa, in this handout released by Syria's national news agency SANA, May 9, 2012. REUTERS/SANA/Handout

People stand near a damaged vehicle that was part of a convoy accompanying United Nations ceasefire observers in the southern Syrian province of Deraa, in this handout released by Syria's national news agency SANA, May 9, 2012. REUTERS/SANA/Handout
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A man wounded in an explosion is treated at a hospital in Damascus May 10, 2012. Two explosions shook the Syrian capital Damascus on Thursday killing and wounding dozens of people, state media said, in a district that houses a military intelligence complex involved in President Bashar al-Assad's crackdown on a 14-month uprising. REUTERS/Sana/Handout

A man wounded in an explosion is treated at a hospital in Damascus May 10, 2012. Two explosions shook the Syrian capital Damascus on Thursday killing and wounding dozens of people, state media said, in a district that houses a military intelligence...more

A man wounded in an explosion is treated at a hospital in Damascus May 10, 2012. Two explosions shook the Syrian capital Damascus on Thursday killing and wounding dozens of people, state media said, in a district that houses a military intelligence complex involved in President Bashar al-Assad's crackdown on a 14-month uprising. REUTERS/Sana/Handout
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