More than 80 people killed in Syrian university bombing

17 January 2013

UN says more than 60,000 people have been killed since uprising against Syrian president began in 2011

More than 80 people were killed after two explosions at a university in the northern Syrian city of Aleppo.

On 15 January, two bombs exploded at the University of Aleppo campus on the first day of exams. The Syrian Observatory for Human Rights claims that 83 people were killed during the explosions. More than 160 people are reported to have been injured as a result of the bomb blasts.

The UN says more than 60,000 people have been killed since the uprising against Syrian President Bashar al-Assad began in March 2011.

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