Jan 31, 2016, 7:15 PM
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Terrorists kill 60 Muslims in blasts at Syrian holy shrine vicinity

Damascus, Jan 31, IRNA -- Terrorists killed at least 60 people and wounded dozens on Sunday by a car bomb and two suicide bombers at Syrian holy shrine vicinity.

IRNA reporter in Damascus said that Daesh (ISIL) claimed responsibility for the terror attacks.
The Syrian Observatory for Human Rights said the casualties were expected to rise from the suicide attacks in Sayeda Zeinabiya, a district of southern Damascus.
The explosions occurred as representatives of Syria's government and its divided opposition began convening in Geneva for the first U.N.-mediated peace talks in two years.
Syrian Ambassador Bashar Jaafari, head of the government delegation at Geneva, said the blasts in Damascus just confirmed the link between what the government says are a Saudi-led and funded Islamist 'opposition' and terrorism.
Syrian state television showed footage of burning buildings and wrecked cars in the neighborhood.
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