Isaiah 17:1 The prophecy against Damascus. Behold, Damascus will cease from being a city, and it shall be a ruinous heap.
Today’s terrible car bombing in Damascus adds to the worries of Syrians agonizing over whether to stay or flee their country. Mahmoud, a young man in his 20s, had just been let out of prison. It was the third time he had been locked up by President Bashar al-Assad’s security. Two explosions ripped through the capital, Damascus, on the morning of May 10, killing at least 55 people near a military intelligence building and wounding 170 more. A Syrian filming the smoke from the first bomb caught the earth-shaking sound of the second explosion on his camera. Syrian government said the attacks came from “terrorists,” but the Syrian National Council, blamed the regime for the attacks. Syria’s state news agency published gruesome images of those killed in the attacks. The Interior Ministry said the death toll of Damascus twin terrorist blasts has risen to 55 martyrs, while 372 people were injured including civilians and army members.
“At 7.56 AM on Thursday of May 10th, 2012, in a time when the Syrian people head to work and children go to schools, in al-Qazaz crowded intersection at the southern ring-road in Damascus and near to a law enforcement center, the foreign-backed terrorist groups carried out two coinciding terrorist explosions with a less than moment time-lag,” the statement issued by the Ministry on Thursday said.
” Two booby-trapped cars loaded with more than 1000 kg of explosives and driven by suicide bombers carried out the terrorist blasts,” the statement said.
“The explosions caused two holes, one is 5.5 meters long, 3.30 meters wide and 1 meter deep and the other is 8.5 meters wide and 2.5 meters deep,” the statement added.
The explosions took place at a densely populated area as they coincided with the employees and students going to their jobs and schools.
The UN observers team inspected the site of the two terrorist attacks.