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Syria conflict: No Armenians among Sunday blast victims

According to the Armenian Embassy in Syria, there are no Armenians among the victims of Sunday’s lasts near the Shia shrine of Sayyida Zeinab, south of Syria’s capital Damascus, Spokesman for the Armenian Ministry of Foreign Affairs Tigran Balayan told Tert.am.

At least 71 people died in blasts.A bus station and a building housing military headquarters were hit by the blasts, which mangled nearby vehicles.

It happened as the government and opposition groups gathered in Geneva in a bid to start talks aimed at a political solution to the conflict.

The attack, claimed by the Islamic State group, was aimed at disrupting the talks, the EU said.

Both the Syrian government and opposition are in Geneva but the talks have yet to begin. The main opposition group says the government must first meet key humanitarian demands.

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