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Syria Buries Victims Of Damascus Bombing

A damaged bus after an explosion in the Maidan district of Damascus on January 6 that killed at least 26 people.
Syria has held funerals for 26 victims of a Damascus suicide bombing that the government says was a terrorist attack but opponents accuse the administration of staging.

Crowds marched along the funeral route shouting support for Syrian President Bashar al-Assad.

Opposition groups have suggested the government orchestrated the bombing to tar opponents in the continuing Arab Spring-inspired unrest.

The January 6 blast came as an Arab League committee prepared for a discussion on January 8 of an initial report by its observers. The observers are checking Syria's compliance with an Arab League plan to halt Assad's crackdown on nearly 10 months of protests and armed resistance.

compiled from agency reports