Jan. 25 (Bloomberg) -- At least eight members of Syrian military intelligence were killed by a car bomb near an army building in the southern town of Sa’sa, the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights said.
The attack late yesterday was carried out by the Al-Nusra Front, an Islamist group that has fought as part of the rebel movement seeking to overthrow President Bashar al-Assad, the U.K.-based Observatory, which supports the opposition, said in an e-mailed statement today.
Al-Nusra, classified as a terrorist group by the U.S., also killed and injured several Syrian military personnel in a separate car-bomb attack near a military checkpoint in the same area, the Observatory said.
Syrian rebels, mostly Sunni Muslims, have been fighting to oust Assad since March 2011, in a conflict that has left at least 60,000 people dead, according to the United Nations. The U.S., along with with most of its European and Arab allies, has backed the opposition even as it labeled some of its elements as terrorists.
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