Suicide car bomb hits army base in Syria

If it is the work of al-Qaeda, they seem to be more focused on attacking legitimate military targets than simply murdering as many civilians as possible. To some observers, this raises the question; is it al-Qaeda or some other home grown group? Reuters: A car bomb killed nine people at a Syrian military post in the eastern city of Deir al-Zor on Saturday, an attack the government said was the latest proof that an uprising against President Bashar al-Assad was a foreign plot. The official SANA news agency said the blast had been the work of a suicide bomber, and had also wounded about 100 people, including guards, at what it called military installations. International pressure and an U.N.-backed peace plan has failed to quell Syria's turmoil. French President Francois Hollande said on Saturday the peace plan still had international backing, but Washington sounded a more aggressive note saying Assad had to leave power. Syrian state television broadcast footage of smoke rising over...(Read Full Post)