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Decade hasn't managed to correct Afghanistan's problems
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Group styled after regime's feared 'Mukhabarat'
French, EU Troops Invade Mali for Offensive
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 Annexing the West Bank
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Car Bomb Hits Damascus Gas Station: 11 Killed, 40 Wounded
Crowded Station Had Just Received Supply of Fuel
by Jason Ditz, January 03, 2013
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It is a dangerous time to be looking for gasoline in Metro Damascus. For the second day in a row, a gas station that just got a fresh shipment of gasoline, packed with motorists, was destroyed, this time by a car bomb detonated remotely​.
Red Crescent workers were shown at the site, in the religiously mixed Barzeh al-Balad District, in the wake of the attack, helping badly wounded people away from the area. At least 11 people were killed, 40 others wounded, and several vehicles were destroyed.
The attack comes as Damascus residents are still reeling from a missile strike against a gas station in the suburb of Mulelha yesterday​, which killed at least 30 people and wounded a large number of others. That station too was hit just after getting a shipment of petrol. No one claimed credit for today’s attack.
As the civil war has ground on in Syria, oil and gas shipments have arrived irregularly, leading to hording and shortages​. This has led to crowding at stations that have a supply, which has unfortunately also made them targets.
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Highlights
Welcome, Chuck
Uri Avnery on why Hagel's nomination is so important
'Forsaken by the West'
Larry Diamond on Obama's Betrayal of Bahrain
Drones Are Fool's Gold
They prolong wars we can't win, says Simon Jenkins
Breaking News
Obama, Karzai Ambiguous on Troop Levels
Decade hasn't managed to correct Afghanistan's problems
Syria's Rebels Form Secret Police Force
Group styled after regime's feared 'Mukhabarat'
French, EU Troops Invade Mali for Offensive
Hollande: French troops to stay as 'long as necessary'