Major bombings in Syria since start of uprising

July 18, 2012 - 10:43 AM
Mideast Syria

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A list of some of the major bombings in Syria since the uprising against President Bashar Assad's regime began in March 2011:

— July 18, 2012, Damascus: A bomb rips through a meeting of Cabinet ministers and senior security officials, killing the defense minister and his deputy, who is also Assad's brother-in-law. A former defense minister also dies in the attack. Rebels claim responsibility for the blast.

— May 10, 2012, Damascus: Twin suicide car bombers blow themselves up outside a military intelligence building, killing at least 55 people.

— April 27, 2012, Damascus: Suicide bomber kills at least nine people, most of them security officers.

— March 17, 2012, Damascus: Blasts kill at least 27 people near intelligence and security buildings in the capital.

— Feb. 10, 2012, Aleppo: Two suicide car bombers hit security compounds in the industrial center of Aleppo, killing 28 people.

— Jan. 6, 2012, Damascus: Blast at an intersection in Damascus kills 25 people, many of them police.

— Dec. 23, 2011, Damascus: Back-to-back car bombs near Syria's intelligence agencies kill at least 44 in the first major attack in the heart of the capital. Syria's state-run TV blames al-Qaida militants.