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Syrian soldiers check a burned truck Thursday in front of a damaged military intelligence building where two bombs exploded, at Qazaz neighborhood in Damascus, Syria. Two strong explosions ripped through the Syrian capital, killing or wounding dozens of people and leaving scenes of carnage in the streets in an assault against a center of government power.

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Suicide attacks in Syria add wild card element

The latest suicide bombings in the Syrian capital showed an increasing ruthlessness: The attackers struck during rush hour, setting off one blast to draw a crowd before unleashing a much bigger one, killing 55 people and leaving the street strewn with rubble and mangled bodies.

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