Thursday, October 24, 2013

Blog #7 Terrorist Attack in Syria

Brittany Brooks

Syria blog #7

11:00 am

On Sunday, a suicide bomber detonated a truck filled with propane tanks at a crowded military check point in central Syria. The bomb killed more than 30 people, most of them being civilians. This was the second attack in two days that has been associated with Al Qaeda. The attack ignited dozens of cars and sent up a column of smoke visible for miles around. They believe that Nursa Front was responsible for the attack. He is one of the two Qaeda affiliates fighting alongside the rebels that want to topple President Bashar as-Assad. This bombing followed a similar attack that killed 16 soldiers east of Damascus just the day before. They believe that there is an increasing resilience on suicide attacks to try to break the government strongholds that the rebels are unable to take be conventional means. With the rise of extremists groups it is becoming more and more difficult to put an end to the civil war happening in Syria. Already more than 100,000 people have killed in Syria in the past two and half years of conflict. Many countries around the world are still pushing for peace talks to be held regarding Syria.

How is this constant war and terror ever going to come to an end in Syria at the fast rate that it is still raising?  The country is already in a civil war and now there is a rise in terrorist attacks associated with Al Qaeda. What is going to be done to out an end to this constant terror? The United Nations has intervened with the chemical weapons and civil war issues but it does not seem as though they have intervened with these terrorist attacks yet. Do they have a plan to bring down Al Qaeda and put a stop to all of this terror happening within Syria? The big question seems to be, will Syria ever be a peaceful nation again or will their citizens have to fear for the rest of their lives?


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