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Syria: 'Casualties After Two Large Blasts'
Two large explosions have struck the Syrian city of Deraa, causing multiple casualties, according to the state-run news agency.
The blasts were reportedly followed by clashes between regime forces and rebels fighting to topple President Bashar Assad.
Activists said dozens of members of the Syrian security forces were killed when two cars loaded with explosives drove into a military camp.
In what could have been a double suicide attack, the first car was driven into the camp and exploded, followed by the second vehicle, the UK-based Syrian Observatory for Human Rights said.
The blast from the second vehicle caused the casualties, it added.
Deraa, in the south of the country, was the birthplace of the Syrian uprising against Mr Assad, which erupted in March 2011.
The conflict began largely with peaceful protests against his rule but turned bloody after rebels took up arms in response to the regime's crackdown.
Activists say more than 36,000 people have died in Syria during the 19-month-long uprising.