DAMASCUS: Syria’s opposition accused the regime of having stage-managed the two huge bomb blasts that killed at least 27 people in Syria’s capital yesterday.
Special envoy Kofi Annan warned of regional fallout from the year-long bloodshed.
State television said the early morning â€œterroristâ€ attacks, apparently car bombings timed minutes apart, had targeted police headquarters in the Duwar Al-Jamarek area and air force intelligence offices in Al-Qasaa district.
The explosions killed 27 people, mainly civilians, and wounded 140 civilians and security personnel.
Egypt’s Foreign Minister Mohammed Kamel Amr affirmed Cairo’s â€œfixed position against terrorism in any form, regardless of the reasons behind it.â€
The continuing bloodshed confirmed the need to start implementing the Arab League initiative, he added.
Iraq, another neighbor of Syria, has informed Tehran it will not allow arms shipments to the country to pass through or over its territory.
The United States has said it was concerned that Iranian cargo flights over Iraq to Syria could be carrying arms to help Damascus crush protests.
Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov said yesterday he had spoken to Annan shortly after his talks with Assad and had been told that the strongman’s resignation was not under discussion.(KMW NEWS)