Tuesday, January 15, 2013

US-backed Rebels Attack Aleppo University, 80 Killed

Terrorists Fire Rocket Shells on Aleppo University and Bani Zaid Area, Causing Casualties

Jan 15, 2013

ALEPPO, (SANA) – A terrorist group on Tuesday fired two rocket shells from al-Lairamoun area on Aleppo University, causing casualties and material damage.

An official source told SANA that the rocket shells caused the death and the injury of a number of students on the first day of exams.

It added that there were also causalities among displaced people whose areas were affected by the terrorist acts and who are staying at the University dormitory.

In a relevant context, SANA reporter was informed that terrorists fired two rocket shells on Bani Zaid area in the city, with the initial information indicating victims and injuries among the citizens.

Minister of Higher Education.. President al-Assad gives directives to Rehabilitate what has been destroyed in Aleppo University, Exams suspended on Wednesday

Minister of Higher Education Mohammad Yahya Mu'ala said that President Bashar al-Assad gave directives to rehabilitate, as soon as possible, what has been destroyed in Aleppo university at the hands of the terrorist killers today.

Mu'ala added that the President gave his instructions to rehabilitate what has been destroyed in Aleppo University as soon as possible to ensure the process of the education and exams at the university, and rehabilitate all universities and institutions affected and damaged at the hands of terrorism which targets Syria and its people.

" The Ministry issued a decision to suspend study and exams at the Syrian universities on Wednesday to mourn the souls of the students martyrs of Aleppo university who were assassinated at the hands of low terrorists today," Mu'ala added.

80 killed in two explosions at Aleppo University

Tue Jan 15, 2013 5:57PM GMT

At least 80 people have been killed and scores of others injured after two explosions hit Aleppo University in Syria’s second largest city, Press TV reports.

An opposition watchdog said one of the explosions has hit an area between the university dormitories and the Faculty of Architecture. It was not immediately clear where the second blast had happened.

State television said "terrorists launched two rockets" at the university complex.

Press TV has learned that women and children are among the dead.

"The explosion caused casualties among both students on their first day of exams, and people displaced from areas of the city damaged by terrorist attacks and who have sought refuge in the university complex," state news agency SANA reported.

Aleppo University is the second largest university in Syria after the University of Damascus. It is also considered as the top academic institution in the northern Syrian city of Aleppo.

There were no immediate claim of responsibility for the explosions, but the Damascus has accused foreign-backed terrorists fighting against the Syrian government of similar incidents.

Syria has been experiencing unrest since March 2011. Many people, including large numbers of army and security personnel, have been killed in the turmoil.

A recent UN report has revealed that militants from 29 countries have so far infiltrated into Syria to fight against the Damascus government, most of whom are extremist Salafists.

The Syrian government has repeatedly said that the chaos is being orchestrated from outside the country, and that a very large number of the militants operating in the country are foreign nationals.

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