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UN Chief Believes Al-Qaeda Behind Syrian Car Bombings


Smoke rises from burning cars at the site of twin blasts in Damascus on May 10.

Smoke rises from burning cars at the site of twin blasts in Damascus on May 10.

UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon has said he believes Al-Qaeda is behind two suicide car bombings that killed 55 people and wounded some 370 others in Damascus on May 10.

Ban said Al-Qaeda's involvement in the region "has created very serious problems."

Syrian authorities have said terrorists were behind the violence that has engulfed the country for more than a year now.

The Syrian government sent the names of 26 foreign nationals it has apprehended since fighting started in the country, saying 20 of them were members of Al-Qaeda who crossed into Syria from Turkey.

Based on reporting by Reuters and AP
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