At least 22 killed in Syrian weapons depot blast

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Posted: Aug 01, 2013 10:15 AM
At least 22 killed in Syrian weapons depot blast

BEIRUT (AP) — A Syrian opposition group says at least 22 people have been killed and dozens wounded in successive blasts caused by explosions at a weapons depot in central Syria.

The Britain-based Syrian Observatory for Human Rights says the explosions Thursday in regime-held districts of Homs occurred after rebels targeted the area with rocket attacks.

The explosions also caused widespread destruction in the area.

The explosions in Homs coincided with a rare trip Thursday by President Bashar Assad to a former rebel bastion near the capital, Damascus, to mark Army Day.