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Explosion thundered in Damascus, casualties reported

Source : 112 Ukraine

Syrian authorities have declared this explosion terrorist attack
16:59, 20 January 2019

Mahmoud Rashwani

An explosion thundered in Damascus, Syria. As a result, several people died. This is reported by Al Jazeera.

The channel informs that the explosion occurred in one of the southern regions of Damascus, and the Syrian authorities have already called the incident a terrorist act.

"The explosion occurred near the security department in the south of the city. There are several people killed and wounded," said in a statement.

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In this case, the exact number of dead and injured is not called. It is also not yet clear whether this was a suicide attack or a bomb explosion. People clarifies that after the explosion, the shooting was heard on the spot.

For more than 6 years of war in Syria, over 450 thousand people died according to the UN. Millions of people have become refugees.

In mid-December, US President Donald Trump noted that the Islamic State terrorist group was defeated and the US goals in Syria were fulfilled. It was later reported that the process of withdrawing the US military contingent from Syria officially began.

U.S. President also threatened that he will “devastate Turkey economically” if its troops provoke the Kurds. He urged to create “20-mile buffer zone” (about 32 km) due to this.

He drew attention that “Kurds, in their turn, should not provoke Turkey.”

“Russiam Iran and Syria got more benefit from the long-term policy of the U.S. toward the destruction of the ISIS in Syria. We also got the benefit from it but now it is time to return our troops home. To stop the endless war!” Trump emphasized.

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