Bombs hit pro-Assad Damascus district, Syria's sectarian divide widens




 
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Bombs hit pro-Assad Damascus district, Syria's sectarian divide widens
 
November 7th, 2012  
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Bombs hit pro-Assad Damascus district, Syria's sectarian divide widens
AMMAN (Reuters) - Multiple bomb explosions on Wednesday hit a hilltop area in Damascus populated by members of Syrian President Bashar al-Assad's Alawite sect, marking escalation of sectarian attacks in a conflict that has deepened religious Middle East divides. The attack occurred a day after deadly tit-for-tat attacks in segregated neighborhoods of the capital, deepening the divide between the Alawite sect, an offshoot of Shi'ite Islam backed by Iran that has ruled Syria since the 1960s, and Sunnis leading the 19-month revolt against the Assad family rule. ...




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