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    UN Humanitarian Coordinator for Syria Condemns Double Blast in Damascus

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    The United Nations has condemned a recent twin bombing in the Syrian capital's Bab Mousalla district, which killed dozens of people, UN Humanitarian Coordinator for Syria Ali Zatari said Saturday in a statement obtained by Sputnik.

    DAMASCUS (Sputnik) — Earlier in the day, the Iraqi Foreign Ministry said that that about 40 Iraqi citizens had been killed and over 100 injured as a result of a twin blast in the Syrian capital. According to the ministry, Iraqis were visiting the sacred tombs in the Bab al-Saghir district.

    "The United Nations has expressed regret over the killing of innocent people in Damascus al-Shagur quarter as a result of the blast conducted by terrorists today in the morning, which left 40 civilians dead and a many injured," Zatari said.

    The civil war in Syria has been lasting for around six years with government troops fighting against numerous opposition factions and terror organizations such as al-Nusra Front and Daesh, outlawed in Russia.

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