Aftermath of blast in Damascus
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Damascus bombers attack Syria military HQ

26 September 2012 Last updated at 13:42 BST

Rebels have targeted Syria's army headquarters with two large bomb blasts in the centre of Damascus.

Military officials said one of the bombs had caused damage to the main building of the General Staff.

The anti-regime Free Syrian Army said they had carried out the attack and claimed dozens had been killed. The army said no-one had died.

Freelance cameraman Phil Goodwin in Damascus said ambulance sirens and sporadic gunfire could still be heard, amid reports that a fierce gun battle had broken out.