Car bomb hits Aleppo while an opposition march in the capital is crushed

Following on the heels of a series of blasts that killed 27 in Damscus yesterday, a car bomb exploded in Syria's second largest city of Aleppo, killing an unknown number. Also in Damascus, a funeral procession for those killed in Saturday's explosions turned into an impromptu anti-government rally that was quickly crushed by police. Reuters: A car bomb hit Syria's second city Aleppo on Sunday, a day after blasts killed 27 in Damascus, and security forces arrested and beat activists at a rare anti-government protest in the capital. Residents told the British-based Syrian Observatory for Human Rights they saw bodies in the streets of Aleppo, but neither the opposition group nor official media gave numbers of casualties. The Observatory said the blast had been close to a state security office. State news channel Syria TV said the "terrorist" explosion had been between two residential buildings in the al-Suleimaniya district of Aleppo, behind a post office building. The opposition...(Read Full Post)