Wednesday, October 3, 2012

Syria crisis: Aleppo bomb attacks - live updates

• Bombs target government-controlled areas of Aleppo
• 40 people killed in blasts and extensive damage caused
• Hezbollah commander killed in Syria 


Attack on Hezbollah commander 'planned for two weeks'

The Free Syrian Army had spent two weeks planning the attack the killed Hezbollah commander Ali Hussein Nassif, the Saudi newspaper Okaz says (in Arabic).
It quotes Colonel Riad al-Assaad of the FSA as saying:
They monitored the movements of [Abu Abbas] for days, until they managed to [kill] him while on his way to one of Hezbollah’s [offices in Syria].......

Military club targeted

The blasts in Saadallah al-Jabri Square targeted a military club, an activist told al-Arabiya, writes Amel Guettatfi.
In a call to the broadcaster Abu Firas Al Halabi, a spokesperson for the Revolution council, said: "Three blasts at Saadallah al-Jabri Square located in the heart of Aleppo have occurred. These bombs targeted the soldiers' military club."
He also reports violent clashes between the Free Syrian Army and the regular army in different parts of Aleppo, notedly, Al Idhaa Street, al Arqoub Street.
And a battle around Aleppo international airport, he said
The Syrian Observatory for Human Rights also claimed a military club was the target of the blasts......"

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