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Syrian Police Raid Militant Hide-Out

Police raided a militant hide-out hours after a mysterious attack in the Syrian capital’s diplomatic quarter that killed four people and may have targeted a building once occupied by the United Nations. Police found weapons including rocket propelled grenades and guns during the raid in the nearby town of Khan al-Sheih, the state-controlled SANA news agency said. Khan al-Sheih is about 18 miles southwest of the scene of Tuesday’s clash and has a Palestinian refugee camp nearby. The violence Tuesday was some of the worst in tightly controlled Syria since the 1980s, when the government put down an insurgency by Islamic militants. On Wednesday, residents swept away glass that was shattered by a bomb and small weapons fire during the attack. Quoting a security source, the state-run SANA news agency called the attackers “a terrorist band,” but government and witness accounts of Tuesday’s battle shed little light on any possible motives. Full Story

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