Saturday, February 25, 2017

UN Spokesman: Rebel Linked Attack Against Syrian Security Headquarters In Homs Was An Attempt To Derail Current Syrian Peace Talks In Geneva

Al Jazeera: Homs blasts threaten to derail Syria talks in Geneva

Officials and rebels spar over attacks targeting government positions as UN envoy suspects 'spoilers' behind violence.

Geneva, Switzerland - Deadly suicide attacks in the Syrian government-held city of Homs threaten to derail talks in Geneva, with government and opposition delegates in the Swiss city sparring over the violence.

General Hassan Daabul, an army intelligence chief and close confidant of President Bashar al-Assad, was among the dozens killed on Saturday in blasts targeting two security service bases in Homs.

Hayet Tahrir al-Sham, a former al-Qaeda affiliate, claimed the attack.

The UK-based Syrian Observatory for Human Rights (SOHR) said at least 42 people were killed, but the provincial governor put the figure at 30 dead.

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More News On Today's Militant Attack In Homs Syria And Its Impact On Current Syrian Peace Talks

Homs attack was attempt to derail Syria peace talks, UN says -- CBC/AP
Syria attack deals fresh blow to faltering peace talks -- AFP
UN decries Homs attacks as an effort to 'spoil' Syrian peace talks -- The Guardian/Reuters
Deadly Syria attack shakes UN-backed peace talks in Geneva -- DW
Dozens dead in suicide attack in Syria's Homs -- AFP
Syria: Twin attacks on Homs security bases kill dozens -- BBC
Blasts in Syria kill dozens at security headquarters in Homs -- Washington Post
Army intelligence chief killed in deadly Homs attack -- Al Jazeera
50 killed in suicide bombings targeting Syrian military HQs in Homs – state media -- RT

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