Syria’s rebel Haqq Brigade has claimed credit for an attack on a temporary weapons depot in the Homs neighborhood of Wadi Thahab today, setting off a series of explosions that killed at least 25 people and wounded 120 others.
The “weapons depot” was actually a sports complex in a civilian neighborhood that has been temporarily converted into makeshift storage as the Syrian Civil War has focused on the Homs province.
The death toll of the attack could actually end up being considerably higher as a large number of the injuries were quite serious. Unconfirmed reports already suggested the toll could be as high as 40.
The Ansar al-Haqq is nominally a branch of the Free Syrian Army (FSA), the pro-West secular rebel faction. The group is mostly independent of the FSA parent group, however, and tends more toward alliances with Islamist factions.
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