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MEDIA ALERT: Car Bomb in Damascus, Syria leaves at least 53 dead Feb. 21, 2013

February 21st, 2013, Media Alerts

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Damascus, Syria – At least 53 people are dead and at least 200 are wounded after a car bomb exploded between the Syrian president’s headquarters and the Russian Embassy, Thursday afternoon. This attack comes three days after Syrian officials announced its willingness to conduct talks with armed opposition groups. (Sources: New York Times, BBC, CNN, CBS)

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Iason Athanasiadis

February 28th, 2011, Afghanistan, Arabic, Asia, Asia, Civil Society, English, Europe, Greek, Iran, Istanbul, Journalist/Commentator, Kabul, Law and Human Rights, Media, Migration and Integration, North Africa and Middle East, Persian, Religion, Terrorism, Turkey, Turkish, War and Conflict, Women's Rights

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Iason Athanasiadis is a photojournalist, documentary film-maker and international lecturer working on the intersection of the Eastern Mediterranean with the Arab, Persian and Turkic Middle East and Central Asia. He has covered some of the contemporary region’s signature crises, including the 2011 Arab revolts, the 2010 Afghan surge, the Greek economic crisis, the 2009 Iranian pro-democracy movement, the 2006 Lebanese war, the 2003 US-led invasion of Iraq and the passing of Syrian President Hafez al-Assad in 2000. Iason has lived in Cairo, Damascus, Sanaa and Tehran. He is currently based between Istanbul and Kabul.

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