Al-Qaeda Germ Rebels bomb Mosque in Idlib, Syria
Bomb blast hits mosque in Syria’s Idlib
Fri, 04 Jan 2013 15:29:16 GMT
An explosive device has gone off near a mosque in Syria’s northwestern province of Idlib as militants fighting against the Damascus government continue their deadly attacks against non-military targets, Press TV reports.
The explosion was followed by heavy gunfire which led to the killing of the Imam of the mosque, Sheikh Samir al-Jabra.
“Meanwhile, a car bomb explosion hit an army checkpoint near the Syrian capital, Damascus, but there are no details available on possible casualties.”
The blast took place in the capital’s al-Nabik district and the sound of gunfire was heard across the area following the explosion.
A number of militants were also killed in Idlib countryside of Ma’aret al-Numan after a car bomb they were setting up exploded prematurely.
There are also reports of clashes between the Syrian army and foreign-backed militants in Homs, Aleppo and the suburbs of Damascus. Many militants are reported to have been killed in the confrontations.
Syrian troops also managed to defuse a car bomb near the A’isha mosque in al-Khalidia area in Aleppo.
On Thursday, at least 11 people, including two children, were killed by a car bomb at a gas station in Barzeh al-Balad district of Damascus as large numbers of people queued up for fuel.
Syria has been experiencing unrest since mid-March 2011. Many people, including large numbers of security personnel, have been killed in the violence.
The Syrian government says the chaos is being orchestrated from outside the country, and there are reports that a very large number of the militants fighting the Syrian government are foreign nationals.
Several international human rights organizations have accused the foreign-sponsored militants of committing war crimes.