27 Die in car bombing in Syria

SYRIA CONFLICT

Red Cross volunteers check on the condition of a baby that was evacuated from a Damascus suburb following an attack typical of Syria's armed conflict that has left some 100,000 people dead since the fighting first broke out in mid-March 2011. EFE
Red Cross volunteers check on the condition of a baby that was evacuated from a Damascus suburb following an attack typical of Syria's armed conflict that has left some 100,000 people dead since the fighting first broke out in mid-March 2011. EFE

— At least 27 people died and scores were wounded in a carbomb explosion Monday in the northern Syrian town of Darkush near the Turkish border, activists and opposition members reported.

Among the dead were three minors and a woman, according to the Britishbased Syrian Human Rights Observatory, which posted a video taken minutes after the attack showing a vehicle in flames and buildings destroyed.

Seen on the ground are rubble, shreds of clothing and auto wreckage.

The opposition Syrian Revolution General Commission said the attack took place at a Darkush market, and that afterwards there were airstrikes and shelling with heavy artillery.

These reports have not been confirmed independently.

Sunday night a double carbomb attack against a Syrian radio and television station near Umayyad Square in downtown Damascus caused material damage.

Syria is the scene of an armed conflict that has left some 100,000 people dead since the fighting first broke out in midMarch 2011, according to the United Nations.