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New Syria tunnel bombing kills 20 soldiers: NGO

AFP , Saturday 31 May 2014
Debris rises during what rebel fighters said was an operation in which they blew up a tunnel
Debris rises during what rebel fighters said was an operation in which they blew up a tunnel targeting the regime's al-Sawadi checkpoint, in Idlib province May 14, 2014 (Photo: Reuters)
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At least 20 Syrian soldiers and militia were killed Saturday in a fresh attack by Islamist rebels, who planted explosives in a tunnel under an army position, a monitor said.

The historic Old City area has seen horrific violence ever since a major rebel offensive on Aleppo in July 2012.

It is a flashpoint area that sees daily fighting, and the army has set up multiple positions there.

"Islamist rebels detonated a tunnel near the Zahrawi market in the Old City of Aleppo, killing at least 20 army soldiers and pro-regime militiamen," said the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights.

Fighting broke out after the explosion, and at least one rebel was killed, said the Britain-based Observatory.

The attack was claimed by the Islamic Front, Syria's largest rebel alliance, which groups thousands of fighters across the strife-torn country.

The Front posted a link to a video on its Twitter account, showing a huge blast throwing a massive cloud of debris up into the air.

In recent weeks, the Islamic Front has frequently used tunnels to plant massive amounts of explosives beneath army positions.

The tactic has been used mainly in Aleppo and neighbouring Idlib provinces.

The latest blast came a day after the Observatory said some 2,000 people have been killed since January in regime bombing of rebel-held areas of Aleppo city and nearby towns and villages.

Syria's war has killed more than 162,000 people, and forced nearly half the population to flee their homes.

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neil
31-05-2014 08:30pm
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the SAA is handing out fliers to residents of Central Old Aleppo, exhorting them to leave their areas temporarily because the area of Bani Zayd/Al-Rusaafa is now the staging ground for a Mossad-planned operation involving over 1,000 canisters of propane gas concentrated on the borders of secure, largely Christian areas, like Sulaymaaniyya, Siryaaniyya, Ashrafiyya, Zuhoor, all areas just southeast of the Quwayq River. The operation was discovered by MI 3 days ago and plans are afoot to neutralize the stash of lethal gas
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neil
31-05-2014 08:29pm
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"an alleged tunnel-bombing near the Citadel in Aleppo. Don’t you believe it! According to the reports from the Daily Star, based on MI6 psych-op SOHR in Coventry, England, the Islamic Front successfully placed explosives under a location where SAA officers sleep close to the Citadel, this in an area scoured by the SAA after the Carlton Hotel bombing. AP, another Zionist media outlet, did not coordinate the story properly and released false information, as though it were a scoop, before the event actually happened. And when it turned out that the attack was not by tunnel, but by mortars fired from Bani Zayd, the whole story went down the toilet. The only problem was that they had published the nonsense and now had to eat crow. The AP, also released an old video claiming it showed an explosion in Aleppo. It was an old video"
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