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'53 dead' in Damascus blast

At least 53 people have been killed in a large explosion that rocked the Syrian capital Damascus, opposition activists said.

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Report: Baath party building targeted in Damascus

An explosion shook central Damascus residents said, with state media reporting a "terrorist explosion" had caused casualties.

Syrian television said the explosion was in the Mazraa district of the capital. The Syrian Observatory for Human Rights, which monitors violence in the country, said initial reports suggested a building of the ruling Baath Party was targeted.

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