Report: Syria car bomb carried 1.5 tonnes of explosives

A vehicle that blasted near Syria's ruling party headquarters in Damascus, is thought to have been carrying one and 1.5 tonnes of explosives, killing 52 people, Damascus Governor Bishr Sabban told Reuters.

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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.