Syrian forces raid explosives lab in Aleppo

December 7, 2005 20:53


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Syrian anti-terrorist forces raided an explosives laboratory in the northern city of Aleppo Wednesday, seizing bomb-making materials, tools and training manuals for attacks against public buildings and security headquarters, the official SANA news agency reported. The agency said the raid was launched on information from two militants who were severely wounded in a clash with security forces in Aleppo on Sunday. The later died in a hospital. Documents seized showed the militants had planned to put government officials and offices and other public establishments under surveillance, SANA said. The two militants confessed that their group was also planning to establish contact "with similar groups that are active in neighboring countries, an obvious reference to Iraq.

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