News ID: 330934
Publish Date: 08 January 2012 - 06:14
Navideshahed: Thousands of people have gathered at a mosque in the Syrian capital to perform funerary prayers for the victims of the bombing attacks that left 26 people dead.

The mass funeral ceremony was held at the al-Hassan mosque on Saturday.

Friday's explosion that targeted a police bus in central Damascus also injured more than 60 others.

The terrorist attack was the second incident in two weeks to hit the Syrian capital.

Syria has been experiencing unrest since mid-March and the UN said more than 5,000 people have been killed in the country over the past nine months.

Damascus says over 2,000 of those killed were members of its security forces.

The West and the Syrian opposition accuse the government of killing protesters. Damascus blames ''outlaws, saboteurs and armed terrorist groups'' for the unrest, insisting that it is being orchestrated from abroad.

The Arab League observers are in Syria to investigate the country's months-long unrest and to monitor the implementation of a peace initiative presented by the Arab bloc to put an end to the crisis.

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Source: PressTV

The mass funeral ceremony was held at the al-Hassan mosque on Saturday. Friday's explosion that targeted a police bus in central Damascus also injured more than 60 others. The terrorist attack was the second incident in two weeks to hit the Syrian capital. Syria has been experiencing unrest since mid-March and the UN said more than 5,000 people have been killed in the country over the past nine months. Damascus says over 2,000 of those killed were members of its security forces. The West and the Syrian opposition accuse the government of killing protesters. Damascus blames ''outlaws, saboteurs and armed terrorist groups'' for the unrest, insisting that it is being orchestrated from abroad. The Arab League observers are in Syria to investigate the country's months-long unrest and to monitor the implementation of a peace initiative presented by the Arab bloc to put an end to the crisis. The End Source: PressTV
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