Civilians killed. Destabilization continues.
The explosion took place near Hassan al-Hakeem Basic Education School.
This terrorist bombing is the third to hit the capital Damascus after two terrorist attacks, less than a minute between them, targeted the State Security Directorate and another Security Branch in Damascus on December 23, 2011, marking an escalation in the terrorist attacks afflicting Syria at the hands of armed terrorist groups for more than nine months.
The two previous attacks, according to the investigations, were undertaking using booby-trapped cars, causing a death toll of 44 security and civilian and 166 wounded, the majority were civilians.
Was there a booby trapped bus this time?
There are many more pictures here.
Many dead mean, wearing white shirts and black pants.
Were these policemen or security officers, of some sort, who were riding the bus at the time of the explosion.
Was the explosion set off by remote control as the bus passed through a crowded neighbourhood to generate maximum casualties and destruction. Fear and Terror.
Angry residents were at the scene shouting and denouncing the bombing as the work of "terrorists".
Who would target a police bus? Filled with police.
I wouldn't think that would be the work of the government?
The first attack in Damascus was on the political party headquarters of the Assad government
The second was on intelligence buildings, possibly involving Russian offices?
The third attack has a police bus blow up in a crowded neighbourhood, near a school.
In related news.
The Arab League looks to be attempting some sort of move at the UN.
Which would of course really mean the Gulf Cooperation Council countries are seeking "help" from the UN.
"The Arab League made mistakes in its monitoring role in Syria and is seeking the United Nations' help for the mission, Qatar's prime minister said Thursday."
Of course, Qatar. Fresh from their starring role in the destruction of Libya
Recall: For Qatar, Libyan Intervention May Be a Turning Point
The first Arab nation to "recognize" the Libyan rebels and of course market the Libyan oil.
Meanwhile, the Free Syrian Army said it would escalate fighting to oust President Bashar Assad
And there is another bombing in Damascus.........