Opposition sources said a key Syrian Army facility was targeted by
Islamist rebels. They said the Syrian Army War College in Homs was bombed on
July 23 and many were injured.
"There seemed to have been a battle inside and we saw many people taken
away by ambulance," an opposition source said. "The bombs seemed to resemble
that of tank fire."
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This marked the second major strike on a Syrian military installation in
less than a month. Earlier in July, a Syrian Army intelligence outpost was
overrun by rebels near the border with Iraq.
The military college is located in the Waer district in Homs, an area
dominated by Sunnis. The sources said at least six bombs were detonated in
the war college.
The London-based A-Sharq Al Awsat daily, quoting witnesses in Homs, said
50 military cadets escaped the college after the bombings. The newspaper
said the cadets changed into civilian clothes and fled.
The Assad regime has not confirmed the attack on the military college.
The regime, however, has denied opposition reports of defections from the