The Syrian rebels, or jihadis, or terrorists...whatever you want to call them today, have shown once again that they can strike pretty much anywhere that they want in Syria right now as they targeted the heart of Damascus with two suicide bombers and the death toll has hit 14.
The story comes from The Telegraph.
Syria: Damascus hit by twin suicide bombs
Syrian state TV screen images of blood and broken glass on the pavements near the scene of the blast.
"The number of casualties after a twin suicide attack in Marjeh square has risen to 14 dead and 31 injured," said the channel, updating an earlier toll.
"The two suicide explosions took place near a police station," it said, adding that the blasts also caused material damage.
"It seems the terrorists have struck again," said a television presenter, using the regime's term to refer to rebels fighting President Bashar al-Assad's troops.
The Syrian Observatory for Human Rights also reported the blasts, but said they were caused by explosive devices planted in the neighbourhood.
"Several people were wounded by two explosive device blasts in Marjeh square in Damascus," said the Britain-based Observatory, which relies on a broad network of activists, doctors and lawyers for its reports.
Separately, Syria's army launched multiple attacks on rebel position in the northern province of Aleppo.
Syrian government forces shelled parts of the Minnigh military airbase a day after rebels seized its strategic radar tower, months into a battle for the site in northern Syria, the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights said.
Other areas of Aleppo came under fire, two days after pro-regime media said the army would launch a campaign within "hours or days" to retake insurgent-held areas of the province.