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Coordinated Bombings in Northern Syria Kill Government Forces

iStockphoto/Thinkstock(DAMASCUS, Syria) -- At least two dozen people were killed Wednesday in Syria's northern Idlib province by what activists claim was a trio of coordinated car bombings.

The Syrian Observatory for Human Rights said that most of the victims were government forces as the blasts happened near various security installations.

According to the group, the bombs went off outside a domestic security agency connected to President Bashar al-Assad, a government office and a highway checkpoint.

While no one took responsibility for the attacks, Syria's official news agency SANA charged that the explosions were the work of two suicide bombers striking separate locations.

The two-year conflict in Syria between government and rebel forces has claimed more than 60,000 lives.

Meanwhile, the casualty toll from Tuesday's bomb attack at the University of Aleppo was raised to 87 dead and more than 150 wounded.  Both sides have accused the other of launching the assault.

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