Car bomb on outskirts of Syrian capital kills two

BEIRUT - A car bomb exploded in a suburb of Damascus on Friday, killing at least two security force personnel, activists said.
The Syrian Observatory for Human rights said the blast in the suburb of Qudsiya targeted a bus transporting members of Syrian security forces, and was followed by heavy gunfire.
Syria's 15-month-old revolt against President Bashar Assad has grown increasingly bloody. Security forces have intensified their crackdown on the uprising and rebels, who have revoked their commitment to a UN.-backed ceasefire, clash regularly with Syrian troops.