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Car bombs kill at least 22 in northern Syria

Publisher Radio Free Europe/Radio Liberty
Publication Date 16 January 2013
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January 16, 2013

Three car bombs reportedly have exploded in Syria's northern province of Idlib, killing at least 22 people.

An unnamed Syrian government official said the explosions struck a major highway and a roundabout.

At least 35 people were reportedly injured in the attack.

The Britain-based Syrian Observatory for Human Rights says the Idlib bombings targeted the local security headquarters.

The rights group said there were several casualties but did not elaborate.

The bombings come a day after massive blasts on a university campus in the northern city of Aleppo killed 87 people.

The government and the rebels fighting against President Bashar al-Assad's regime have blamed each other for the Aleppo attacks.

Based on reporting by AP and Reuters

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