Massive bomb blast kills 31 Syrian troops near Damascus

Among the 31 Syrian troops killed in a massive bomb blast Sunday night were three generals and a brigadier general, said a monitoring group. The explosion leveled an administrative building in the army transport base of Harasta in a suburb northeast of Damascus. A major regime offensive is taking place on rebel positions all around Damascus. The bomb appeared to have been placed either inside or beneath the building in a tunnel, suggesting rebel infiltration of the base. No Syrian official or state media have confirmed the attack.

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