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Report: Suicide bombing in Syrian capital kills 4

From CNN Staff
updated 11:29 AM EST, Tue December 3, 2013
In this photo provided by the anti-government activist group Aleppo Media Center, Syrian men help survivors out of a building in Aleppo after it was bombed, allegedly by a Syrian regime warplane on Saturday, February 8. The United Nations estimates more than 100,000 people have been killed since the Syrian conflict began in March 2011. Click through to see the most compelling images taken during the conflict, which is now a civil war: In this photo provided by the anti-government activist group Aleppo Media Center, Syrian men help survivors out of a building in Aleppo after it was bombed, allegedly by a Syrian regime warplane on Saturday, February 8. The United Nations estimates more than 100,000 people have been killed since the Syrian conflict began in March 2011. Click through to see the most compelling images taken during the conflict, which is now a civil war:
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STORY HIGHLIGHTS
  • Soldiers prevented a CNN crew from filming at the scene
  • The incident occurred in central Damascus

Damascus, Syria (CNN) -- A suicide bomber wearing a belt of explosives blew himself up in central Damascus on Tuesday, killing four people, the state-run Syrian Arab News Agency reported.

Soldiers prevented a CNN crew from filming at the scene and told the team to leave. The soldiers at first allowed crews from China's CCTV and Syrian TV to stay. Later, CCTV was asked to leave the scene.

Why China, Russia and Iran stand by the Syrian regime

The blast is among the latest violence plaguing Syria in its 2-year-old civil war. At least 80 people were killed across the country Monday, the opposition group Local Coordination Committees of Syria said.

'Massive evidence' links Syrian regime to war crimes, U.N. official says

CNN's Karen Smith and Holly Yan contributed to this report.

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