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2 Detained in Bombing of Syrian Airline Office

Two men described as “foreigners” were detained early this morning after a bomb explosion damaged the Syrian airline office here. Police who caught the two as they were running away from the blast refused to reveal their identities aside from saying that both held “foreign nationalities” passports.

The Syrian airline office was damaged last night by a bomb explosion and by two blasts of shotgun fire. An anonymous phone caller later told the French France Presse news agency that a group called “Pessach,” Hebrew for Passover, had carried out the attack in reprisal for the mistreatment of the Jewish community in Syria.