Syria bus blast kills more than 100 people

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A deadly explosion at an evacuation point killed more than 100 people, including children, government supporters and opposition fighters. The blast happened in the al-Rashideen area. A number of vehicles caught fire due to the blast.

Since no one claimed the responsibility of the blast, government media and the opposition exchanged accusations pointing to conspiracies undermining the transfer deal. State TV al-Ikhbariya said the attack was the result of a car bomb carrying food aid to be delivered to the evacuees in the rebel-held area.

According to Abdul Hakim Baghdadi, an interlocutor who helped the government negotiate the evacuations, 140 were killed in the attack. He added it was not clear how many rebels were killed.

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Why. Just one after another, incidents are happening in Syria and 50 plus people are killed everytime. What is this? What can anyone accomplish from killing children?

Just in 2011, President Bashar Assad’s rule reduced the residents of Madaya and Zabadani to hunting rodents and eating tree leaves. Photos of children gaunt with hunger shocked the world. And Russia supports this government? What the Hell.

29 dead and much more injured in Mexico fireworks market

A massive explosion in the Mexico City suburb of Tultepec fireworks market on Tuesday, probably caused due to mishandling of gunpowder or other fireworks components, killed at least 29 people and injured more than 70. The explosion set off a series of multi-colored blasts sending a vast cloud of smoke billowing over the capital city. The multiple explosions started at 2:50 PM and looked festive, alight in blue, red and white.

People were out in the fireworks market to buy traditional end-of-year festivities for Christmas and New Year’s parties when the blasts happened.

The fire and blasts were so unstable that the fire crews struggled for three hours before bringing the blaze under control. The crews had to wait for all the fireworks to finish exploding before they could extinguish the flames. Till the end, the entire market was gone. Homes and vehicles nearby were also damaged and officials were looking for survivors under the charred and twisted roofs. Read the full article here.

Twin blasts in Turkey

Why?! People killing each other, this is insane. Yet another blast in Turkey, outside the Istanbul soccer stadium. 29 people were killed out of which 27 were Police special forces and 2 were civilians. Fortunately most of the fans has already left the stadium after the match was over, and hence there weren’t many civilian casualties. But at least 166 people have been wounded.

The first blast was a car detonation that went off outside the facility known as Besiktas stadium. The second blast was from a suicide bomber a few moment later. The panic and screaming filled the streets and the pavements were littered by broken glasses of nearby buildings.

Turkey has been in a state of emergency following a failed July 15 coup attempt. Turkey is a partner in the US-led coalition against the Islamic State and its armed forces are active in neighboring Syria and Iraq. It is also facing a renewed conflict with an outlawed Kurdish movement in the southeast.

Is there really no solution to all these conflicts? Religion was meant to be a subject of peace and people had the right to choose whichever they wanted. But factions like ISS who kill in the name of God have just put a deep scar on century long religions. Read the full article here!