55 dead in deadliest attack in Syria since uprising

At least 55 civilians and security force members died, while 372 were injured in “terrorist suicide attacks” that involved two car bombs in Damascus, Syria on Thursday, May 10. Syria’s intelligence agency building was destroyed in what has been described as the single deadliest attack since Syrian forces started a crackdown on protesters in March 2011. More than a ton of explosives in two “booby-trapped cars” exploded and killed bystanders. While government blamed terrorists for the attack, oppositionists countered that only government forces under President Bashar al-Assad had the technical capability of carrying out such as act.

CNN has the complete story.

Other descriptive details about the attack are available in the New York Times.