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NGO: Two blasts kill and injure dozens in Syria

Meanwhile, Kurds say they have taken control of towns in the northeast.

Two Syrian boys who fled with their families from the violence in their village, look on as one holds a gun toy at a displaced camp, in the Syrian village of Atmeh, near the Turkish border with Syria.
Two Syrian boys who fled with their families from the violence in their village, look on as one holds a gun toy at a displaced camp, in the Syrian village of Atmeh, near the Turkish border with Syria.
Image: Khalil Hamra/AP/Press Association Images

AN ACTIVIST GROUP says twin explosions in a southern Syrian city have killed and wounded dozens of security troops.

The Britain-based Syrian Observatory for Human Rights says today’s blasts in Daraa were caused by two suicide bombers who targeted regime forces in the city.

The group, which relies on a network of activists on the ground, says “dozens” of regime forces were killed and wounded in the near simultaneous explosions.

State-run news agency SANA says the explosions caused multiple casualties and heavy material damage but did not provide further details.

The explosions were followed by clashes between regime forces and rebels fighting to topple President Bashar Assad.

-Additional reporting by AFP

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