DAMASCUS, Syria | Syrian state media: Bombing targets checkpoint in capital
DAMASCUS, Syria —Jan 20, 2019—A bombing in the Syrian capital on Sunday targeted a military checkpoint on a main highway during rush hour, state media reported.
There was no immediate word on casualties from the blast in the southern neighborhood of Qazaz, near the highway leading into central Damascus. State TV gave few details about the explosion, which happened on the first working day of the week, but said it appeared to have been “a terrorist act.”
State news agency SANA said the blast targeted a military checkpoint in the area, adding that nearby roads were closed.