Syria Says Little About Damascus Attacks, Pointing to 'Terrorists'
Retreating into characteristic silence on security threats, Syrian officials disclosed no new information on Wednesday about the identities or possible motives of the gunmen who set off a bomb near the center of the capital, Damascus, on Tuesday. While the dearth of details was not unusual for Syria, it deepened the uncertainty surrounding the incident, a rare burst of violence in a country that keeps tight control over its citizens and deploys several security agencies to quell all forms of dissent. Authorities continued to say it was “terrorists” who detonated an explosive device under a car in Mazza, a well-to-do residential neighborhood, and lobbed grenades at the police officers who chased them. Full Story