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Explosion near hotel in Syria

Syrian state television has reported a "terrorist explosion" near a hotel and government-run labour union in capital Damascus, according to Reuters.

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Explosion near Damascus hotel causes casualties

An explosion occurred outside the premises of a labour union behind a hotel in the Syrian capital Damascus today, causing casualties, state television said.

Opposition activists said the explosion was near heavily-guarded army installations in the centre of the capital.

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