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Car bomb kills 10 in Homs: Syrian TV

A picture taken with a smartphone on May 25, 2014, shows emergency responders and lovals gathering at the site of a car bomb attack in a regime-held area in Syria's central city of Homs, that left at least eight people dead and tens injured, according to the governor of Homs. AFP PHOTO/SAM SKAINE

BEIRUT: A car bomb killed at least 10 people in a Syrian government-held area of the central province of Homs on Monday, state media said, the eve of an election expected to be won easily by President Bashar Al-Assad.

Syrian television said the explosion caused major damage in nearby houses.

Over the weekend, at least 50 people were killed by rebel rocket fire into government-controlled areas of Aleppo, a monitoring group said on Monday. An anti-Assad uprising broke out in March 2011 and later escalated into civil war.

 

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